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Document ID (ISN)41788
CIS number 84-799
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Huuskonen M.S., Husman K., Järvisalo J., Korhonen O., Kotimaa M., Kuusela T., Nordman H., Zitting A., Mäntyjärvi R.
Title Extrinsic allergic alveolitis in the tobacco industry
Bibliographic information Feb. 1984, Vol.41, No.1, p.77-83. 14 ref.
Abstract 57 workers with past exposure to mould dust in a Finnish tobacco factory were examined for signs of respiratory problems and for the presence of antibodies to moulds. 15 workers (26%) had respiratory symptoms related to their work, including 3 workers with typical allergic alveolitis. 29 workers (51%) showed antibodies to one or more moulds (Aspergillus fumigatus most commonly). The relation of symptoms to exposure levels and smoking is discussed.
Descriptors (primary) pulmonary aspergillosis; moulds; extrinsic allergic alveolitis; tobacco industry
Descriptors (secondary) Aspergillus moulds; allergic respiratory disorders; smoking; Finland
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Tobacco industry
Pneumoconioses