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Document ID (ISN)112553
CIS number 12-0322
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2011
Convention or series no. TC 138
Author(s) Géhin D., Le Bâcle C.
Title Endotoxins in occupational settings - II. Exposure, hazards, prevention
Original title Endotoxines en milieu de travail - II. Exposition, risques, prévention [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2011, No.128, p.583-601. Illus. 135 ref.
Internet access Endotoxines_en_milieu_de_travail_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
Abstract In occupational settings, endotoxins give rise to a non-specific and often considered commonplace flu-like syndrome. Repeated or long-time exposures can cause lung function impairment, leading to chronic obstructive bronchopulmonary disease and further complications. Several occupational sectors are concerned: air processing (air conditioning and/or humidification); waste collection; processing of vegetable fibres (cotton, linen, sisal); animal farms; food industry. Prevention involves limitation of exposure and medical supervision, including spirometry. Sequel to an earlier article (see CIS 11-0803).
Descriptors (primary) bacterial toxins; influenza; pulmonary function; job-exposure relation; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) plant fibres; sewage treatment; garbage composting; chronic respiratory diseases; air conditioner disease; obstructive ventilatory impairment; spirometry; medical supervision; waste disposal; textile industry; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Biological hazards