The occupational burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  title={The occupational burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Laura Trupin and Gillian E Earnest and Melanie San Pedro and John R Balmes and Mark David Eisner and Edward H. Yelin and Patricia P. Katz and Paul David Blanc},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={22 3},
Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is attributed predominantly to tobacco smoke, occupational exposures are also suspected risk factors for COPD. Estimating the proportion of COPD attributable to occupation is thus an important public health need. A randomly selected sample of 2,061 US residents aged 55-75 yrs completed telephone interviews covering respiratory health, general health status and occupational history. Occupational exposure during the longest-held job was… CONTINUE READING
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