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Epidemiologic investigation of respiratory effects related to environmental exposure to asbestos inside insulated buildings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3452298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The respiratory effects of environmental pollution by asbestos inside university buildings were studied by comparing radiographic, clinical, and functional parameters among three groups of workers with different levels of exposure. Eight hundred and twenty-eight (828) people who worked for at least 15 yr in asbestos-insulated buildings and who were without known occupational exposure to asbestos (environmentally exposed group [EE]) were compared to a group of 252 workers with occupational exposure (occupationally exposed group [OE]), used as positive control; and to a group of 350 people with no known exposure to asbestos (nonexposed group [NE]), within the same university. After adjustment for confounding variables, no differences could be seen between groups EE and NE. Group OE exhibited a higher prevalence of pleural changes and lower lung functions than groups EE and NE.
S Cordier; P Lazar; P Brochard; J Bignon; J Ameille; J Proteau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of environmental health     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0003-9896     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Environ. Health     Publication Date:    1987 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-07-28     Completed Date:  1988-07-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0212627     Medline TA:  Arch Environ Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  303-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
INSERM U170, Villejuif, France.
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MeSH Terms
Asbestos / adverse effects*
Construction Materials / adverse effects*
Environmental Exposure
Epidemiologic Methods
Lung Volume Measurements
Middle Aged
Respiratory Tract Diseases / epidemiology,  etiology*
Smoking / adverse effects
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