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Document ID (ISN)64625
CIS number 95-951
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zuskin E., Mustajbegovic J., Schachter E.N.
Title Respiratory symptoms and lung function in bus drivers and mechanics
Bibliographic information Dec. 1994, Vol.26, No.6, p.771-783. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract Acute and chronic respiratory symptoms as well as ventilatory capacity were studied in 116 bus drivers and 119 mechanics. A control group of 174 male workers, not exposed to dust or fumes, with similar age and smoking habits was identified. Drivers and mechanics had a higher prevalence of most chronic respiratory symptoms than did control workers, in particular lower airway symptoms of nasal catarrh. Drivers and mechanics who were smokers had higher prevalences of respiratory symptoms than non-smoking bus drivers. Drivers and mechanics employed for more than 10 years had higher frequencies of respiratory symptoms than those exposed for 10 years or less. Many of the workers complained of acute symptoms during the work shift. The ventilatory capacity data showed lower values for all parameters compared to control worker values as well as to predicted normal values, for drivers and mechanics who were smokers.
Descriptors (primary) drivers; buses; vehicle repair and servicing; respiratory impairment; pulmonary function; transport industry; public transport; exhaust gases
Descriptors (secondary) cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCroatia; USA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Transport industry (in general)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Road transportation