Respiratory symptoms and lung function in workers in heavy and highway construction: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Oliver2001RespiratorySA,
  title={Respiratory symptoms and lung function in workers in heavy and highway construction: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={L. Christine Oliver and Heidi L. Miracle-McMahill and Andrew B Littman and J. Michael Oakes and R R Gaita},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={73-86}
}
BACKGROUND Occupational exposures for workers in heavy and highway (HH) construction include cement-containing dusts and diesel exhaust (DE). To investigate possible health effects, respiratory symptoms and lung function were examined in laborers, tunnel workers (TW), and operating engineers (OE) in HH and tunnel construction. The principal outcome of interest was airways disease. METHODS Subjects were recruited through their unions. Medical and occupational histories and flow-volume loops… CONTINUE READING