Exposures to wood dust in U.S. industries and occupations, 1979 to 1997.

@article{Teschke1999ExposuresTW,
  title={Exposures to wood dust in U.S. industries and occupations, 1979 to 1997.},
  author={Kay Teschke and Stephen A Marion and Thomas L. Vaughan and Michael S. Morgan and Janice Ellouise Camp},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={581-9}
}
BACKGROUND We analyzed 1,632 measurements of airborne wood dust reported to OSHA's Integrated Management Information System in the period 1979 to 1997. METHODS The relationships between wood dust concentrations and various factors documented in the OSHA database were examined in a multiple regression model. RESULTS Exposures ranged from less than 0.03 to 604 mg/m3, with an arithmetic mean of 7.93 and a geometric mean of 1.86. Reported exposure levels decreased substantially over time (e.g… CONTINUE READING