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PURPOSE The aims of this study were to investigate the relations of occupational exposures in tile industry to lung function and to evaluate potential interaction between smoking and tile dust exposure containing silica. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 232 workers (response rate 100%) in a tile factory and 76 office workers (response rate 73%) from(More)
OBJECTIVES Potential health effects related to wood dust from the rubber tree, which produces natural rubber latex, have not been previously investigated. The main aim of this study was to investigate the relations of rubber tree dust exposure to respiratory and skin symptoms, asthma and lung function. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted among(More)
BACKGROUND Only a few studies have investigated non-malignant respiratory effects of glass microfibers and these have provided inconsistent results. Our objective was to assess the effects of exposure to glass microfibers on respiratory and skin symptoms, asthma and lung function. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 102 workers from a microfiber factory(More)
BACKGROUND Indoor mold exposure is common worldwide and constitutes an important health problem. There are very few studies assessing the relation between mold exposure and lung function levels among non-asthmatic adults. Our objective was to assess the relations between dampness and mold exposures at home and at work and lung function. In particular, we(More)
Ingestion of milk powder is a known cause of allergies in children, but the risks to respiratory health from exposure to inhaled milk powder have not been studied previously. The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of occupational exposures in a milk powder factory on respiratory symptoms and lung function. A cross-sectional study was(More)
The objectives are to compare the airborne asbestos concentrations resulted from mitering of abestos cement roof sheets by a high-speed motor and a hand saw, and to monitor whether other workers near the test sites are vulnerable to the fibers exceeding the occupational exposure limit. Four test cases were carried out and altogether 7 personal and 4 area(More)
Working in a canteen exposed to gas cooking daily could lead to respiratory or lung function problems. Gas cooking consists of propane, or butane, which is flammable. Burning gas cooking releases carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. The reaction also produces some carbon monoxide. The vapour could evaporate and might be harmful to health. There are many(More)
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