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ID (ISN) del documento111707
Número CIS 11-0377
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 2011
Número de serie
Autor(es) Rabito F.A., Perry S., Salinas O., Hembling J., Schmidt N., Parsons P.J., Kissinger P.
Título A longitudinal assessment of occupation, respiratory symptoms, and blood lead levels among Latino day laborers in a non-agricultural setting
Información bibliográfica 2011, Vol.54, p.366-374. 41 ref.
Resumen The reliance on Latin American migrant day labor in the United States is increasing. Prospective data on day laborers' work and health experience in non-agriculture settings are lacking and outcomes are generally restricted to injury rates. This study was conducted to quantify the number of job and job task changes held over 12 months in a cohort of 73 migrant day laborers and assessed the relation between work type, health symptoms and blood lead level. On average, participants worked 2.4 different jobs over the past year averaging 41.5 hr per week. Construction work was associated with a twofold increase in sinonasal and respiratory symptoms in both adjusted and unadjusted models and was associated with increased blood lead levels. It is concluded that despite day labor status, workers had relatively stable employment. Respiratory symptoms were common and often improved when away from work suggesting that workplace irritant exposure is likely. Migrant day laborers working in construction are vulnerable to adverse health effects associated with irritant and lead exposure.
Descriptores (primarios) Estados Unidos; plomo y sus compuestos; enfermedades respiratorias; trabajadores emigrantes; condiciones del empleo
Descriptores (secundarios) substancias irritantes; relación entre la profesión y la enfermedad; síntomas; dosificación en la sangre; valoración de la exposición; estudio de cohorte; valoración estadística; personal domestico y afines, limpiadores; construcciones y obras publicas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Construcción e ingenería civil
Broad subject area(s) Industrias y ocupaciones
Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Construction industry and civil engineering
Lead and compounds
Empleo precario