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Respiratory function in flour-mill workers.
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PMID:  3356227     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The frequency of bronchial symptoms and the alteration of respiratory function parameters were studied in a group of 63 workers of an industrial flour-mill, and in a control group matched according to age, social class, and tobacco intake. In the exposed group the answers to a questionnaire indicated a greater incidence of cough (p less than 0.01) and chronic expectoration (p less than 0.01) as well as clinical airway hyperreactivity (p less than 0.01). No differences were noted for either asthma or allergy. The respiratory function parameters did not differ between the two groups studied. These results suggest that workers exposed to the vegetable dust found in fluor-mills are subject to develop chronic bronchial irritation.
A Taytard; J F Tessier; J Vergeret; F Pellet; J G Faugere; J P Gachie; F Beziau; L Kombou; J Fontan; S Redon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of epidemiology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0393-2990     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Epidemiol.     Publication Date:  1988 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-05-26     Completed Date:  1988-05-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508062     Medline TA:  Eur J Epidemiol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  104-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratoire de Santé Publique, Université de Bordeaux II, Faculté de Médecine, France.
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MeSH Terms
Dust / adverse effects*
Flour / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Respiratory Function Tests
Respiratory Tract Diseases / epidemiology,  physiopathology*
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