Prevalence and risk of asthma symptoms among firefighters in São Paulo, Brazil: a population-based study.

@article{Ribeiro2009PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk of asthma symptoms among firefighters in S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil: a population-based study.},
  author={M. Ribeiro and U. de Paula Santos and M. Bussacos and M. Terra-Filho},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={
          261-9
        }
}
UNLABELLED The firefighters are at increased risk of respiratory disease as a result of exposure to smoke and dust. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk associated with respiratory symptoms among city firefighters in São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS A cross-sectional study utilizing the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) questionnaire was administered to firefighters and police officers, in order to evaluate their respiratory symptoms. RESULTS Complete… Expand
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