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ID (ISN) del documento111747
Número CIS 11-0354
ISSN - Título de la serie 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Año 2011
Número de serie
Autor(es) Neghab M., Soltanzadeh A., Choobineh A.
Título Respiratory morbidity induced by occupational inhalation exposure to formaldehyde
Información bibliográfica Jan. 2011, Vol.49, No.1, p.89-94. 19 ref.
Acceso Internet Respiratory_morbidity.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen The objective of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the respiratory effects, if any, of long term occupational exposure to formaldehyde. The study population consisted of 70 exposed and 24 non-exposed employees of a melamine-formaldehyde resin producing plant in Iran. Data on respiratory symptoms were gathered by means of questionnaires. Atmospheric concentrations of formaldehyde were measured at different contaminated areas of the plant. Pulmonary function parameters were measured pre-shift and post-shift of the first working day of the week. Findings showed that airborne concentrations of formaldehyde exceeded current permissible levels. Additionally, significant decrements in some pre-shift and post-shift parameters of pulmonary function of exposed workers were noted. However, a relative recovery in lung functional capacity was observed following temporary cessation of exposure. Exposed workers had higher prevalence rates of regular cough, wheezing, phlegm, shortness of breath, chest tightness and episodes of chest illness associated with cold. Findings collectively indicate that exposure to formaldehyde may induce respiratory symptoms, partially reversible in the case of acute symptoms, together with irreversible lung function impairments.
Descriptores (primarios) Irán, República Islámica del; formaldehido; resinas de melamina; enfermedades respiratorias; función pulmonar; factores de riesgo
Descriptores (secundarios) síntomas; toma de muestras y análisis; dosificación en el aire; pruebas funcionales respiratorias; encuesta por cuestionario; estudio transversal
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Química, hidrocarburos,plásticos, caucho
Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Chemical industry