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Chronic bronchitis in an Egyptian ice factory.

Authors
El-Sewefy-AZ; Awad-S
Source
J Egypt Med Assoc 1971 May; 54(5):304-310
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00027688
Abstract
Chronic bronchitis is found in 20% of employees of an ice manufacturing plant exposed to ammonia, frost, and dampness, and in 14% of workers in non-exposed areas. Lung mechanics, expressed by forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume measurements, are slightly lower for the exposed workers than for the control group. Differences in incidence of chronic bronchitis and lung ventilation in he workers are not considered to be significant, smoking found to be significantly related to respiratory symptoms in the workers.
Keywords
Ammonia; Environmental-effects; Respiratory-system-disorders; Toxic-gases; Air-contaminants; Cold-environments; Etiology; Symptomology; Epidemiology; Physical-properties; Pulmonary-functions
CODEN
JEMAAJ
CAS No.
7664-41-7
Publication Date
19710501
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1971
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0013-2411
Source Name
The Journal of the Egyptian Medical Association
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