|Document ID (ISN)||106645|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Ghasemkhani M., Kumashiro M., Rezaei M., Anvari A.R., Mazloumi A., Sadeghipour H.R.
||Prevalence of respiratory symptoms among workers in industries of South Tehran, Iran
||Apr. 2006, Vol.44, No.2, p.218-224. 27 ref.
||http://www.jniosh.go.jp/old/niih/en/indu_hel/2006/pdf/indhealth_44_2_218.pdf [in English]
||The aim this cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence of respiratory symptoms resulting from occupational lung hazards among workers in industries of South Tehran, Iran. Data on demographic characteristics, cigarette smoking, occupational history and respiratory symptoms were collected from workers through multistage sampling. Among the 880 workers studied, 252 were smokers. Also, it was observed that workers were exposed to pollutants such as dust, gas and fume pollutants. The prevalent respiratory symptoms were cough (20.7%), phlegm (41.6%), dyspnoea (41.7%), chest tightness (27.4%) and nose irritation (23.5%). It is concluded that occupational exposures among workers in industries of South Tehran may cause respiratory symptoms and disorders. Various engineering controls and industrial hygiene measures are recommended.
||Iran, Islamic Republic of; atmospheric pollution; respiratory diseases; symptoms
||smoking; irritation; frequency rates; phlegmon; cross-sectional study; dyspnoea
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Iran, Islamic Republic of; Japan|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)