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ID (ISN) del documento109084
Número CIS 09-138
ISSN - Título de la serie 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) de la Hoz R.E., Shohet M.R., Chasan R, Bienenfeld L.A., Afilaka A.A., Levin S.M., Herbert R.
Título Occupational toxicant inhalation injury: The World Trade Center (WTC) experience
Información bibliográfica Feb. 2008, Vol.81, No.4, p.479-485. Illus. 34 ref.
Resumen The aim of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics of diseases in a group of 554 former workers and volunteers (with more than 90 different occupations) at the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster site. A subsample of 168 workers was selected to examine lower airway disease risk in relation to smoking and WTC exposure variables. Five diagnostic categories clearly predominate: upper airway disease (78.5%), gastroesophageal reflux disease (57.6%), lower airway disease (48.9%), psychological (41.9%) and chronic musculoskeletal illnesses (17.8%). The most frequent pattern of presentation was a combination of the first three of these categories (29.8%). Associations were found between arrival at the WTC site within the first 48h of the terrorist attack and lower airway and gastroesophageal reflux disease, and between past or present cigarette smoking and lower airway disease. Cigarette smoking and early arrival at the WTC site appear to be risk factors for lower airway disease diagnosis.
Descriptores (primarios) Nueva York; inhalación; terrorismo; riesgos para la salud; substancias tóxicas
Descriptores (secundarios) substancias irritantes; Estados Unidos; fumadores; trastornos psíquicos; valoración estadística; enfermedades respiratorias; enfermedades del esófago; enfermedades del aparato locomotor; asma
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Violence and terrorism