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Lung function in fire fighters, I: a three year follow-up of active subjects.

Authors
Musk-AW; Peters-JM; Wegman-DH
Source
Am J Publ Health 1977 Jul; 67(7):626-629
NIOSHTIC No.
00071760
Abstract
From a cohort of 1,768 Boston fire fighters studied initially in 1970, pulmonary function tests were repeated on 1,146 active subjects in 1974. The mean time between examinations was 3.4 years. The data on 1,430 subjects after one year of follow up had indicated excessive decrements in levels of forced vital capacity and one second forced expiratory volume which were related to the frequency of fire exposure. The annual decline over three years was less than that observed over one year and could not be related to the number of fires fought or to other indices of acute fire exposure. Selection factors within the fire department appear to be important in protecting fire fighters from continued loss of ventilatory capacity. (Grant No. R01-OH-00369)
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Respiratory-functions; Diagnostic-tests; Prevention; Respiratory-system-disorders; Occupational-exposure; Protective-measures; Fire-fighting
Contact
Physiology Harvard Sch of Public Health 665 Huntington Avenue Boston, Mass 02115
CODEN
AJHEAA
Publication Date
19770701
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
261941
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00369
Issue of Publication
7
ISSN
0090-0036
Priority Area
Pulmonary-system-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
American Journal of Public Health
State
MA
Performing Organization
Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
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