|Document ID (ISN)||111023|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Mauer M.P., Herdt-Losavio M.L., Carlson G.A.
||Asthma and lower respiratory symptoms in New York State employees who responded to the World Trade Center disaster
||Jan. 2010, Vol.83, No.1, p.21-27. 33 ref.
||Asthma_and_lower_respiratory_symptoms.pdf [in English]
||The objective of this study was to investigate whether New York State employees who responded to the World Trade Center disaster were more likely to report asthma or lower respiratory symptoms (LRS), namely cough, wheeze, chest tightness and shortness of breath than non-exposed employees, two years after the terrorist attack. Participants (578 exposed, 702 non-exposed) completed mailed questionnaires in 2003. A specially-developed exposure assessment method was used and exposure scores were subjected to Poisson regression analysis. Findings are discussed. It is concluded that even moderately-exposed responders may experience health impacts from exposures in later stages of a disaster. Exposure to smoke may have had a greater lower respiratory impact than re-suspended dust.
||New York; airborne dust; smoke; respiratory diseases; asthma; disasters
||USA; latency; dyspnoea; exposure evaluation; questionnaire survey; case-control study; statistical evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||New York|
Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)