|Document ID (ISN)||106936|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Jones A.Y.M., Lam P.K.W., Dean E.
||Respiratory health of bus drivers in Hong Kong
||May 2006, Vol.79, No.5, p.414-418. 23 ref.
||http://www.springerlink.com/content/ym2560nmh2319040/fulltext.pdf [in English]
||This cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the lung function and respiratory symptoms of Hong Kong bus and tram drivers exposed to air pollutants. Demographic information, pulmonary function, respiratory symptoms and blood lead levels in 358 male drivers of air-conditioned buses (ACB) were compared with 129 male drivers of non-air-conditioned buses (NACB). Particulate matter, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide levels were measured in 16 air-conditioned and 15 non-air-conditioned trams along the same route. Findings are discussed. Overall, the lung function of NACB drivers was poorer than that of ACB drivers, probably due to prolonged exposure to air pollutants. However, the higher blood lead levels in ACB drivers could be the result of air recirculation.
||Hong Kong; respiratory diseases; public transport; buses; pulmonary function; drivers
||diesel engines; carbon monoxide; carbon dioxide; lead; symptoms; determination in blood; exhaust gases; air conditioning; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; determination in air; tramways
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Hong Kong|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)