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Effects of air pollution on blood pressure and heart rate variability: a panel study of vehicular traffic controllers in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
AIMS Evaluating the effects of air pollution on Sao Paulo city's vehicular traffic controllers by means of risk indicators for cardiovascular diseases. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-four hour bloodExpand
Non-malignant asbestos-related diseases in Brazilian asbestos-cement workers.
BACKGROUND Production of asbestos-cement products in Brazil started in the 1940s, peaked in the 60-70s and is still an active industry. This study was designed to assess the non-malignant effects ofExpand
Prevalence and risk of asthma symptoms among firefighters in São Paulo, Brazil: a population-based study.
UNLABELLED The firefighters are at increased risk of respiratory disease as a result of exposure to smoke and dust. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk associated withExpand
Occupational exposure profile of Pb, Mn, and Cd in nonferrous Brazilian sanitary alloy foundries
In addition to the primary components of alloys, approximately 5% of the formulation may contain other metals, including lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), arsenic, manganese (Mn), iron, phosphorus, andExpand
Experimentation with and knowledge regarding water-pipe tobacco smoking among medical students at a major university in Brazil*, **
OBJECTIVE: Water-pipe tobacco smoking is becoming increasingly more common among young people. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of the use of water pipes and other forms ofExpand
The next mesothelioma wave: mortality trends and forecast to 2030 in Brazil.
BACKGROUND There are limited data on mesothelioma mortality in industrializing countries, where, at present, most of the asbestos consumption occurs. OBJECTIVES To analyze temporal trends and toExpand
Occupational asthma in the city of São Paulo, 1995-2000, with special reference to gender analysis.
BACKGROUND Occupational asthma (OA) is the leading occupational respiratory disease in the area of São Paulo Municipality. Understanding its characteristics can provide useful information for betterExpand
A real‐life study of the effectiveness of different pharmacological approaches to the treatment of smoking cessation: re‐discussing the predictors of success
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), bupropion, nortriptyline and combination therapy and describe factors associated with treatment success. INTRODUCTION:Expand
Longitudinal decline in lung function in former asbestos exposed workers
Background This study was designed to assess the effect of asbestos exposure on longitudinal lung function decline. Methods A group of 502 former asbestos-cement workers with at least two spirometryExpand
Asbestos-Related Pleural Thickening is Independently Associated With Lower Levels of Lung Function and with Shortness of Breath
This study investigated the relative contribution of asbestos-related pleural thickening (PT) to lung function indices and to respiratory symptoms. A group of 828 former asbestos cement workersExpand