Increased bronchial responsiveness in workers sawing Scots pine.

  title={Increased bronchial responsiveness in workers sawing Scots pine.},
  author={P O Malmberg and Anna Rask-Andersen and Kjeu Larsson and N L Stjernberg and Britt-Marie Sundblad and K{\aa}re Eriksson},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={153 3},
The purpose of the present investigation was to study bronchial responsiveness and pulmonary function in Swedish sawmill workers, who are not exposed to plicatic acid, the sensitizer in red wood cedar asthma. Bronchial responsiveness, transfer factor, spirometry, and precipitating antibodies in serum against sawmill fungi were measured in 164 workers at five sawmills. The results from workers inside the sawing area (sawyers, n=59), in the trimming department (trimmers, n=66), and from other… CONTINUE READING
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