|Document ID (ISN)||110100|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Zuskin E., Mustajbegovic J., Schachter E.N., Kern J., Deckovic-Vukres V., Trosic I., Chiarelli A.
||Respiratory function in pesticide workers
||Nov. 2008, Vol.50, No.11, p.1299-1305. 28 ref.
||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.
||pesticides; respiratory diseases; risk factors; pulmonary function; aerosols
||acute forms; Croatia; smoking; chronic diseases; symptoms; frequency rates; cross-sectional study; spirometry; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Croatia|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)