SWORD is one of seven clinically based reporting schemes which together now provide almost comprehensive coverage of occupational diseases across the UK.
Although SWORD is now in its tenth year, participation rates remain high.
Of an estimated 3,903 new cases seen this year, 1,031 (26%) were of occupational asthma, 978 (25%) of mesothelioma, 794 (20%) of non-malignant pleural disease, 336 (9%) of pneumoconiosis and 233 (6%) of inhalation accidents.
Incidence rates of occupational asthma were generally highest among workers in the manufacture of wood products, textiles and food (particularly grain products and crustaceans) and additionally, in the production of precious and non-ferrous metals, rubber goods, detergents and perfumes, and in mining.
Health care workers were noted to have a surprisingly high incidence of inhalation accidents.
Occupational asthma attributed to latex has increased dramatically ; the highest rates are among laboratory technicians, shoe workers and health care workers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie professionnelle, Médecine travail, Surveillance, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Epidémiologie, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, Programme sanitaire, Industrie, Facteur risque
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational disease, Occupational medicine, Surveillance, Respiratory disease, Epidemiology, United Kingdom, Europe, Human, Sanitary program, Industry, Risk factor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0101404
Code Inist : 002B11D. Création : 16/11/1999.