Acute respiratory health effects among cement factory workers in Tanzania: an evaluation of a simple health surveillance tool.

@article{Mwaiselage2006AcuteRH,
  title={Acute respiratory health effects among cement factory workers in Tanzania: an evaluation of a simple health surveillance tool.},
  author={Julius David Mwaiselage and Bente Elisabeth Moen and Magne Br{\aa}tveit},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2006},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={49-56}
}
OBJECTIVES The effects of cement dust exposure on acute respiratory health were assessed among 51 high exposed and 33 low exposed male cement workers. The ability of the questionnaire to diagnose acute decrease in ventilatory function was also assessed. METHODS Acute respiratory symptoms were recorded by interview using a structured optimal symptom score questionnaire. Peak expiratory flow (PEF) was measured preshift and postshift for each worker with a Mini-Wright PEF meter. Personal… CONTINUE READING