|Document ID (ISN)||78057|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Douwes J., McLean D., Slater T., Pearce N.
||Asthma and other respiratory symptoms in New Zealand pine processing sawmill workers
||June 2001, Vol.39, No.6, p.608-615. 30 ref.
||To study respiratory symptoms in pine sawmill workers, a respiratory health questionnaire was administered to 772 subjects and the association between symptoms and job-title-based exposure was studied. Asthma in exposed workers (18%) was more common than in the general population (12.1%, adjusted OR=1.6). Asthma was also more common in the low exposure group (15.6%) and high exposure groups (high exposure to "green dust", 20.4%, and high exposure to "dry dust", 18.8%), than in the non-exposed workers (9.2%). Adjusted odds ratios were 1.9, 2.7 and 2.1, respectively. Adjusted odds ratios for symptoms of cough were 2.7 for the low, 5.2 for the high "green dust" and 3.3 for the high "dry dust" exposure groups. Moreover, eye and nose irritations were significantly more prevalent in the exposure groups.
||New Zealand; sawmilling industry; respiratory diseases; asthma
||irritation; frequency rates; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands; New Zealand|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Lumber and the woodworking industry