Respiratory symptoms and occupational exposures in New Zealand plywood mill workers.

@article{Fransman2003RespiratorySA,
  title={Respiratory symptoms and occupational exposures in New Zealand plywood mill workers.},
  author={Wouter Fransman and Dave McLean and Jeroen Douwes and Paula A Demers and Victor K. L Leung and N. R. L. Pearce},
  journal={The Annals of occupational hygiene},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={287-95}
}
OBJECTIVES To study work exposure and respiratory symptoms in New Zealand plywood mill workers. METHODS Personal inhalable dust (n = 57), bacterial endotoxin (n = 20), abietic acid (n = 20), terpene (n = 20) and formaldehyde (n = 22) measurements were taken and a respiratory health questionnaire was administered to 112 plywood mill workers. RESULTS Twenty-six percent of the dust exposures exceeded 1 mg/m(3), however, none of the samples exceeded the legal limit of 5 mg/m(3) [geometric mean… CONTINUE READING
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