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Document ID (ISN)110129
CIS number 09-1104
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Reibman J., Liu M., Cheng Q., Liautaud S., Rogers L., Lau S., Berger K.I., Goldring R.M., Marmor M., Fernandez-Beros M.E., Tonorezos E.S., Caplan-Shaw C.E., Gonzalez J., Filner J., Walter D., Kyng K., Rom W.N.
Title Characteristics of a residential and working community with diverse exposure to World Trade Center dust, gas and fumes
Bibliographic information May 2009, Vol.51, No.5, p.534-541. Illus. 35 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to describe physical symptoms among 1898 individuals consisting of local residents, local workers and cleanup workers who presented to the World Trade Center (WTC) Environmental Health Center between September 2005 and May 2008. Subjects were found to have new and persistent respiratory symptoms and lung function abnormalities five or more years after the WTC terrorist attack. Implications for disaster preparedness and health monitoring after environmental disasters are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) New York; symptoms; terrorism; smoke; neighbourhood populations; toxic gases
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; USA; pulmonary function; frequency rates; medical supervision; respiratory impairment; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Violence and terrorism