Airway inflammation in waste handlers exposed to bioaerosols assessed by induced sputum.

@article{Heldal2003AirwayII,
  title={Airway inflammation in waste handlers exposed to bioaerosols assessed by induced sputum.},
  author={Kari Kulvik Heldal and Anne Straumfors Halstensen and J{\"o}rgen Thorn and Wijnand Eduard and Trond Sundby Halstensen},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={641-5}
}
Work-associated lower airway inflammation in waste collectors was examined by induced sputum and correlated with the bioaerosol exposure. Organic waste collectors (n=25) underwent induced sputum collection and spirometry before work on Monday and the following Thursday. Total cells, cell differentials, interleukin (IL)-8 and eosinophilic cationic protein were determined. Personal full-shift exposure measurements were performed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and analysed for total bacteria… CONTINUE READING