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Document ID (ISN)110149
CIS number 09-1024
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tao X.G., Massa J., Ashwell L., Davis K., Schwab M., Geyh A.
Title The World Trade Center clean up and recovery worker cohort study: Respiratory health amongst cleanup workers approximately 20 months after initial exposure at the disaster site
Bibliographic information Oct. 2007, Vol.49, No.10, p.1063-1072. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract Respiratory health among cleanup workers at the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster site was evaluated approximately 20 months after the initial exposure to assess the risk of lower respiratory symptoms. In 2003, a questionnaire requesting information about the tasks carried out on the site, current respiratory and historical health and smoking was sent to 4,546 workers having worked at the site (response rate 25%), and 2,103 workers who were never at the WTC (response rate 12%). As compared with those never at the site, WTC workers were more than three times as likely to report any lower respiratory symptoms (odds ratio 3.40).
Descriptors (primary) respiratory system; New York; terrorism; demolition; risk factors; symptoms
Descriptors (secondary) USA; inhalation; delayed effects; case-control study; cohort study; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Violence and terrorism