Physician diagnosed asthma, respiratory symptoms, and associations with workplace tasks among radiographers in Ontario, Canada.

@article{Liss2003PhysicianDA,
  title={Physician diagnosed asthma, respiratory symptoms, and associations with workplace tasks among radiographers in Ontario, Canada.},
  author={Gary M. Liss and Susan M. Tarlo and Jack Doherty and James T Purdham and Jonathan W. Greene and Lisa McCaskell and Michelle Kerr},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={254-61}
}
BACKGROUND Medical radiation technologists (MRTs) or radiographers have potential exposure to chemicals including sensitisers and irritants such as glutaraldehyde, formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide, and acetic acid. AIMS To determine the prevalence of asthma and work related respiratory symptoms among MRTs compared with physiotherapists, and to identify work related factors in the darkroom environment that are associated with these outcomes. METHODS As part of a two component study, we… CONTINUE READING

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