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Document ID (ISN)107108
CIS number 07-1056
ISSN - Serial title 1287-7778 - PrÚvention BTP
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barruyer C.
Title Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Hazardous exposures
Original title Bronchite chronique obstructive: des expositions Ó risques [in French]
Bibliographic information Feb. 2007, No.93, p.48-50. Illus. 2 ref.
Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by productive cough, shortness of breath and repeated pulmonary infections, leading to respiratory insufficiency and possibly death. While smoking remains the main cause of COPD, other risk factors include occupational exposure to silica, wood and textile fibre dusts. Topics addressed in this review article on COPD: occupations at risk, aggravating effect of smoking, early detection (spirometry), prevention plan and compensation.
Descriptors (primary) obstructive ventilatory impairment; construction industry; chronic bronchitis
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; wood dust; compensation of occupational diseases; spirometry; smoking; symptoms; diagnosis; silica
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Construction industry
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)