|Document ID (ISN)||47802|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Viegl G., Paggiaro P.L., Begliomini E., Vaghetti E., Pagletti P., Giuntini C.
||Respiratory effects of occupational exposure to tobacco dust
||Dec. 1986, Vol.43, No.12, p.802-808. Illus. 17 ref.
||A cross-sectional survey on 223 male and female workers at a cigar and cigarette factory showed a significantly higher prevalence of wheezing, attacks of shortness of breath with wheezing, dyspnoea, and rhinitis than in a reference population. There was a decrease in forced and expiratory flows according to smoking habit and work duration. Positive skin prick tests were observed in 26% of men and 23% of women and were positively associated with duration of work and negatively with cigarette smoking. Thin interstitial space involvement was observed on chest x-ray examination in almost half the female workers with more than 35 years exposure. Prolonged exposure to tobacco dust may have negative health effects and it is advisable to establish a threshold limit value for tobacco dust different from that of inert dust.
||tobacco industry; tobacco; respiratory impairment; organic dust; respirable dust
||rhinitis; epidemiologic study; dyspnoea
||D - Periodical articles
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)