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Document ID (ISN)107575
CIS number 08-68
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Balmes J.R.
Title Occupational contribution to the burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Bibliographic information Feb. 2005, Vol.47, No.2, p.154-160. 66 ref.
Abstract This literature review on the occupational causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) finds evidence that the relationship between occupational exposures to irritating dusts, gases and fumes and the occurrence of COPD is significant. Epidemiological evidence from both worker cohort and community studies supports an increased risk of COPD associated with such exposures. The occupational contribution to the burden of COPD is sufficiently important to warrant preventive interventions.
Descriptors (primary) obstructive ventilatory impairment; occupational diseases; risk factors; respiratory diseases; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; airborne dust; coal dust; silica; smoking; symptoms; medical supervision; metal fumes; welding fumes; diagnosis; confounding factors; sulfur dioxide; organic dust
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)