This study was undertaken to examine the long term relationship between lung function, smoking and exposure to enzymes in the detergent industry.
A total of 731 male workers from five locations in the United Kingdom were subject to respiratory health surveillance including lung function testing over a period of 4-20 years.
Exposure groups were defined by job history.
Sign ficantly different rates of fall in FEV1 and FVC with time were found by geographical location and by smoking habit, but there were no consistent trends with enzyme exposure.
Mots-clés Pascal : Industrie chimique, Détergent, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Homme, Fonction respiratoire, Enzyme, Royaume Uni, Europe, Toxicité, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Lessive
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chemical industry, Detergent, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Human, Lung function, Enzyme, United Kingdom, Europe, Toxicity, Respiratory disease
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Cote : 98-0027449
Code Inist : 002B03L06. Création : 17/04/1998.