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Differences in ventilatory capacity of Irish and Italian fire fighters.
Am Rev Respir Dis 1973 Sep; 108(3):669-671
Epidemiological study of respiratory disease in Boston firemen, with Italian firemen being found to have greater ventilatory capacity than Irish firemen. The difference in ventilatory capacity is attributed to body build and chest size, rather than to smoke inhalation and smoking habits.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Physiological-factors; Pulmonary-functions; Respiratory-system-disorders; Vital-capacity; Physiological-tests; Forced-expiratory-volume
Physiology Harvard Sch of Public Health 665 Huntington Avenue Boston, Mass 02115
Issue of Publication
Pulmonary System Disorders
American Review of Respiratory Disease
Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
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