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COPD Risks in Carpenters.


PB2006106724

Publication Date 2005
Personal Author Wegman, D. H.; Woskie, S. R.; Eisen, E. A.; Virji, M. A.
Page Count 36
Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the 4th leading cause of death with 12.1 milion prevalent cases and there indications that morbidity and mortality from COPD wil be more prevalent in the coming years. Preliminary evidence suggests that carpenters experience excess risk of workrelated COPD. Tobacco smoking is a known causal factor but there is growing evidence that occupational exposures to vapor, gas, dust and fumes increases COPD risk with occupational attributable risks of 15-20%. Very few studies have data to investigate quantitative exposure-COPD relations or modification by smoking and little is known about risk from more moderate exposures to particulate mixtures. Studying effects mixed exposures is important since mixtures are typical of many work environments especially for carpenters. Evidence ot a relationship between occupational dust exposures and chronic airway disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPO), has been demonstrated in a number of studies in occupational and community settings.
Keywords
  • Lung diseaes
  • Carpenters
  • Respiratory system diseases
  • Risk factors
  • Epidemiology
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Woodworkers
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Occupational exposures
  • Pulmonary system disorders
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors Massachusetts Univ. at Lowell. Dept. of Work Environment.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 200614
COPD Risks in Carpenters.
COPD Risks in Carpenters.
PB2006106724

  • Lung diseaes
  • Carpenters
  • Respiratory system diseases
  • Risk factors
  • Epidemiology
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Woodworkers
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Occupational exposures
  • Pulmonary system disorders
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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