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Document ID (ISN)106645
CIS number 07-579
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ghasemkhani M., Kumashiro M., Rezaei M., Anvari A.R., Mazloumi A., Sadeghipour H.R.
Title Prevalence of respiratory symptoms among workers in industries of South Tehran, Iran
Bibliographic information Apr. 2006, Vol.44, No.2, p.218-224. 27 ref.
Internet access http://www.jniosh.go.jp/old/niih/en/indu_hel/2006/pdf/indhealth_44_2_218.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Iran, Islamic Republic of; atmospheric pollution; respiratory diseases; symptoms
Descriptors (secondary) smoking; irritation; frequency rates; phlegmon; cross-sectional study; dyspnoea
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIran, Islamic Republic of; Japan
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Environmental pollution
Air pollution