Prevalence rates of chronic non-specific respiratory disease in fire fighters.
Sidor R; Peters JM
Am Rev Respir Dis 1974 Feb; 109(2):255-261
Epidemiological study of chronic non-specific respiratory disease in 1,768 Boston firemen through simple pulmonary function, forced vital capacity, and 1 second forced expiratory volume tests, and a standardized respiratory system questionnaire. Experienced firemen are found to have a higher incidence than new firemen of the same age group, with significantly higher rates for firemen who smoke or have smoked. The incidence of respiratory disease is related both to occupational exposure and to smoking.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Respiratory-system-disorders; Environmental-factors; Toxic-gases; Smoke-inhalation; Morbidity-rates; Respiratory-functions; Physiological-effects
Physiology Harvard Sch of Public Health 665 Huntington Avenue Boston, Mass 02115
American Review of Respiratory Disease
Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts