A longitudinal study of respiratory symptoms in aluminum potroom workers.

@article{Kongerud1991ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of respiratory symptoms in aluminum potroom workers.},
  author={Johny Steinar Kongerud and Sven Ove Samuelsen},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1991},
  volume={144 1},
  pages={
          10-6
        }
}
The influence of occupational work exposure and host factors on the incidence of dyspnea and wheezing as reported in questionnaires was examined in 1,301 new employees in aluminum electrolytic potrooms. The incidence appeared to decrease after 2 yr of exposure, and the estimated probability of development of symptoms was nearly 20% after 4 yr. A total of 105 subjects developed dyspnea and wheezing. Of 78 symptomatic subjects who were interviewed, 76% experienced improvement or absence of… CONTINUE READING

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