|Document ID (ISN)||66732|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Milton D.K., Amsel J., Reed C.E., Enright P.L., Brown L.R., Aughenbaugh G.L., Morey P.R.
||Cross-sectional follow-up of a flu-like respiratory illness among fiberglass manufacturing employees - Endotoxin exposure associated with two distinct sequelae
||Oct. 1995, Vol.28, No.4, p.469-488. 60 ref.
||Employees at a glass fibre manufacturing plant experienced sporadic flu-like symptoms following exposure to a recirculated washwater mist containing high concentrations of gram-negative bacteria and endotoxins. Among 20 subjects reporting a history of severe flu-like episodes, diffusion capacity was significantly lower than for other workers; the illness was more common among workers with intermittent exposure (19 cases) rather than daily exposure (1 case). Asthma was prevalent in the study population, particularly among employees with daily rather than intermittent exposure. Endotoxin exposure was associated with two distinct sequelae depending on the temporal pattern of exposure.
||influenza; pulmonary function; asthma; bacterial toxins
||diffusion capacity; mists; determination in air; spirometry; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)