Respiratory Health in Cleaners in Northern Europe: Is Susceptibility Established in Early Life?

  title={Respiratory Health in Cleaners in Northern Europe: Is Susceptibility Established in Early Life?},
  author={\Oistein Svanes and Trude Duelien Skorge and Ane Johannessen and Randi Jacobsen Bertelsen and Magne Br{\aa}tveit and Bertil Forsberg and Thorarin Gislason and Mathias Holm and Christer Janson and Rain J{\"o}gi and Ferenc Macsali and Dan Norb{\"a}ck and Ernst Reidar Omenaas and Francisco G{\'o}mez Real and Vivi Schl{\"u}nssen and Torben Sigsgaard and Gunilla Wieslander and Jan Paul Zock and Tor Olav Br\ovig Aasen and Julia Dratva and Cecilie Svanes and Thomas H Thatcher},
  booktitle={PloS one},
RATIONALE There is some evidence that maternal smoking increases susceptibility to personal smoking's detrimental effects. One might question whether early life disadvantage might influence susceptibility to occupational exposure. OBJECTIVES In this cross-sectional study we investigated respiratory symptoms, asthma and self-reported chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as related to working as a cleaner in Northern European populations, and whether early life factors influenced… CONTINUE READING
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