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Document ID (ISN)110313
CIS number 09-1224
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mauer M.P., Cummings K.R., Carlson G.A.
Title Health effects in New York State personnel who responded to the World Trade Center disaster
Bibliographic information Nov. 2007, Vol.49, No.11, p.1197-1205. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract The state of health of 1423 New York State personnel who responded to the World Trade Center disaster was evaluated. Data collected by means of questionnaires, clinical examinations and laboratory tests were subjected to logistic regression analyses. Lower and upper respiratory symptoms were reported by nearly half of the study participants. One third reported a psychological symptom. Some health effects were associated with having been caught in the cloud of dust on the day of the terrorist attack. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) New York; state of health; symptoms; terrorism; respiratory diseases; major hazards; traumatic neurosis
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; subjective assessment; USA; complications of injury; statistical evaluation; medical examinations; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Major hazards
Violence and terrorism
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)