Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Farmers: A Systematic Review.

  title={Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Farmers: A Systematic Review.},
  author={Luca Fontana and Soo Jeong Lee and Ilaria Capitanelli and Antonina Re and Mauro Maniscalco and Maria Chiara Mauriello and Ivo Iavicoli},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={59 8},
OBJECTIVE Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a significant public health problem but it is unclear whether agricultural work causes an increased risk of disease. The aim of this review was to study COPD risk among farmers and analyze occupational exposures in agricultural workplaces. METHODS A systematic literature search was conducted to identify epidemiological studies investigating COPD prevalence in farmers. RESULTS In the 14 studies reviewed, COPD prevalence ranged from 3… CONTINUE READING