Adverse effects of asbestos exposure and smoking on lung function.


BACKGROUND Exposure to asbestos is a well-recognized cause of both malignant and nonmalignant diseases of lung parenchyma and pleura. This study was conducted to determine the adverse effects of exposure to asbestos and smoking on pulmonary function. METHODS Four hundred and sixty-eight workers who were occupationally exposed to asbestos for an average of… (More)