Longitudinal variability in respiratory responses, including symptom reporting and across-shift change in ventilatory function, were examined in relation to long-term loss of ventilatory function in a group of 447 cotton textile workers in Shanghai, China.
The study used a standardized respiratory questionnaire and standardized spirometric testing before and after a work shift on the first day of the workweek.
Prediction equations for FEV1 were generated from a group of silk textile workers from the same city.
Environmental samples included both vertical elutriated cotton dust and endotoxin levels.
There was considerable variability in symptom reporting between the baseline and 5-year follow-up survey for all symptoms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Coton, Fonction respiratoire, Exploration, Dyspnée, Homme, Etude longitudinale, Facteur risque, Médecine travail, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Maladie professionnelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Cotton, Lung function, Exploration, Dyspnea, Human, Follow up study, Risk factor, Occupational medicine, Respiratory disease, Occupational disease
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Code Inist : 002B24H. Création : 199501.