Screening of the respiratory functions of workers engaged in bearing manufacture.


The lung functions of 285 workers were investigated. It was found that the ventilatory functions of 20.5% of the female and 23.5% of the male testes were impaired. Prevalence of mild obstructions was established which can be attributed to both cigarette smoking and the length of service. Maximal expiratory flows are worth a special attention in mild airflow… (More)