|Document ID (ISN)||73347|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Uitti J., Nordman H., Huuskonen M.S., Roto P., Husman K., Reiman M.
||Respiratory health of cigar factory workers
||Dec. 1998, Vol.55, No.12, p.834-839. 32 ref.
||In a cross sectional study of Finnish cigar workers exposed to raw tobacco and a group of unexposed matched referents, there were no significant differences between the groups in the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and chest radiography findings. No excess of prevalence of respiratory symptoms in the tobacco workers was found. According to the questionnaire episodes of allergic alveolitis may have occurred in the cigar factory workers. However, in the absence of impairments in lung function and radiological changes it was not possible to distinguish humidifier fever and allergic alveolitis. In exposure conditions that include humidification of the air humidifier, fever and allergic alveolitis constitute a risk for tobacco workers. No effects were shown of exposure to tobacco dust on lung function. Topics: air humidification; allergic alveolitis; chest radiography; cross-sectional study; individual susceptibility; pulmonary fibrosis; pulmonary function; respiratory diseases; respiratory function tests; skin tests; tobacco industry; tobacco; ventilatory capacity.
||tobacco industry; pulmonary function; respiratory diseases; tobacco
||pulmonary fibrosis; ventilatory capacity; cross-sectional study; air humidification; chest radiography; respiratory function tests; individual susceptibility; allergic alveolitis; skin tests
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)