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ID (ISN) del documento56233
Número CIS 91-1159
ISSN - Título de la serie 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Año 1990
Número de serie
Autor(es) Alegre J., Morell F., Cobo E.
Título Respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function of workers exposed to cork dust, toluene diisocyanate and conidia
Información bibliográfica June 1990, Vol.16, No.3, p.175-181. 49 ref.
Resumen A cross-sectional study on suberosis was conducted to determine the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and the level of pulmonary function, and their relationships within job categories of exposure to cork dust, toluene diisocyanate (TDI) resin bonding and conidia, among cork workers. Exposure-response relationships, with confounders taken into account, showed specific associations between cork dust and chronic bronchitis, TDI and asthma, and conidia and symptoms of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Workers exposed to these risk factors had reduced mean spirometric values. A significant correlation between a decrease in pulmonary function and length of exposure was found for the workers exposed to cork dust. These results strongly suggest that suberosis, as hitherto described, might in fact comprise 3 different diseases with different aetiologic risk factors, i.e., respiratory hypersensitivity from exposure to conidia, asthma from exposure to TDI, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from exposure to cork dust.
Descriptores (primarios) diisocianato de toluileno; corcho; industria del corcho; enfermedades respiratorias; polvos respirables; suberosis
Descriptores (secundarios) diisocianato de toluileno-2,4; síntomas; espirometría; valoración del riesgo; encuesta por cuestionario; trastornos funcionales respiratorios
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEspaña
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Neumoconiosis
Isocyanates
Woodworking industry
Cyano compounds
Lumber and the woodworking industry