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Document ID (ISN)62673
CIS number 94-1235
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Greer J.R., Abbey D.E., Burchette R.J.
Title Asthma related to occupational and ambient air pollutants in non smokers
Bibliographic information Sep. 1993, Vol.35, No.9, p.909-915. Illus. 42 ref.
Abstract To determine the association of occupational and general air pollutant exposure with the development of adult asthma, a standardized respiratory questionnaire was administered to a cohort of 3914 non-smoking adults in 1977 and again in 1987. Ambient air pollution levels at place of work and residence over a 20-year period were established by interpolation from concentrations measured at fixed monitoring stations. Second-hand smoke exposure was significantly associated with the development of asthma. Airway obstructive disease before age 16 was related to marked increased risk. An increased risk of asthma in men was significantly associated with increased exposure to ozone.
Descriptors (primary) smoking; atmospheric pollution; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) ozone; cohort study; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Environmental pollution
Air pollution
Smoking