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Document ID (ISN)108137
CIS number 08-592
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mazurek J.M., Filios M., Willis R., Rosenman K.D., Reilly M.J., McGreevy K., Schill D.P., Valiante D., Pechter E., Davis L., Flattery J., Harrison R.
Title Work-related asthma in the educational services industry: California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey, 1993-2000
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.51, No.2, p.47-59. 52 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to characterize work-related asthma (WRA) among persons working in educational services, identified by state-based occupational disease surveillance systems. A total of 2,995 WRA cases reported from 1993 to 2000 to four states, California, Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey, were examined. Nine percent of the WRA cases were employed in educational services, among which 69% were classified as new-onset asthma and 31% as work-aggravated asthma. New-onset asthma cases were further classified as occupational asthma (61%) or as reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (8%). The most frequently reported occupation was teachers and teachers' aides (54%). The most frequently reported agents were indoor air pollutants (28%), moulds (16%), dusts (14%) and cleaning products (7%).
Descriptors (primary) USA; asthma; teaching; risk factors; educational institutions
Descriptors (secondary) New Jersey; California; Massachusetts; dust; moulds; cleaning agents; Michigan
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)