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Document ID (ISN)106915
CIS number 07-854
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Garshick E., Laden F., Hart J.E., Moy M.L.
Title Respiratory symptoms and intensity of occupational dust exposure
Bibliographic information Oct. 2004, Vol.77, No.7, p.515-520. 21 ref.
Internet access http://www.springerlink.com/content/3nxckc5vghpmd0kq/fulltext.pdf [in English]
Abstract A postal questionnaire survey on respiratory health was conducted between 1988 and 1992 among a cohort of U.S. veterans eligible for Veterans' Affairs healthcare benefits. Data were collected on history of cough, phlegm, and wheeze, work in a dusty job, and duration, type and intensity of dust exposure, together with information on smoking and other possible confounders. In 2,617 white men, the adjusted odds ratios (ORs) of chronic cough, chronic phlegm and persistent wheeze attributable to occupational dust exposure were increased twofold. Risks also increased as a function of exposure intensity. For heavy dust exposure the OR was 1.98 for chronic cough, 2.82 for chronic phlegm and 2.70 for persistent wheeze.
Descriptors (primary) airborne dust; dose-response relationship; respiratory diseases
Descriptors (secondary) USA; symptoms; statistical evaluation; cohort study; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)