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Document ID (ISN)110100
CIS number 09-1046
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zuskin E., Mustajbegovic J., Schachter E.N., Kern J., Deckovic-Vukres V., Trosic I., Chiarelli A.
Title Respiratory function in pesticide workers
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.50, No.11, p.1299-1305. 28 ref.
Abstract Pesticide aerosols are frequently toxic irritants associated with respiratory symptoms and lung function impairment. This cross-sectional study examined the prevalence of acute and chronic respiratory symptoms and lung function abnormalities in 82 workers employed in processing pesticides and in 60 unexposed controls employed in a soft drink bottling plant. Data were subjected to logistic regression analyses. The prevalence of almost all chronic respiratory symptoms was greater among pesticide workers than among controls. There was a high prevalence of acute symptoms during the work shift in pesticide workers. Ventilatory capacity showed significant reductions in all tests. The effects of smoking and work exposure were different in men and women.
Descriptors (primary) pesticides; respiratory diseases; risk factors; pulmonary function; aerosols
Descriptors (secondary) acute forms; Croatia; smoking; chronic diseases; symptoms; frequency rates; cross-sectional study; spirometry; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCroatia
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)