|Document ID (ISN)||107108|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1287-7778 - PrÚvention BTP
|Convention or series no.
||Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Hazardous exposures
||Bronchite chronique obstructive: des expositions Ó risques [in French]|
||Feb. 2007, No.93, p.48-50. Illus. 2 ref.
||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.
||obstructive ventilatory impairment; construction industry; chronic bronchitis
||airborne dust; wood dust; compensation of occupational diseases; spirometry; smoking; symptoms; diagnosis; silica
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Construction industry and civil engineering
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)