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Document ID (ISN)110090
CIS number 09-1055
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gaughan D.M., Cox-Ganser J.M., Enright P.L., Castellan R.M., Wagner G.R., Hobbs G.R., Bledsoe T.A., Siegel P.D., Kreiss K., Weissman D.N.
Title Acute upper and lower respiratory effects in wildland firefighters
Bibliographic information Sep 2008, Vol.50, No.9, p.1019-1028. Illus. 41 ref.
Abstract To assess acute respiratory effects experienced by wildland firefighters, two crews were studied by means of questionnaires, spirometry, and measurement of albumin, eosinophilic cationic protein, and myeloperoxidase as indicators of inflammation in sputum and nasal lavage fluid. Assessments were made pre-season, post-fire, and post-season. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; respiratory impairment; pulmonary function; USA
Descriptors (secondary) inflammations; one-second forced expiratory volume; determination in biological matter; spirometry; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Fires
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)