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Cardiovascular disease and environmental exposure.
Br J Ind Med 1979 May; 36(2):85-97
Possible correlations of specific chemicals, gases, dusts, fumes, and mixed occupational and environmental exposures with the etiology of coronary arteriosclerotic heart disease are examined. Suspected and proved environmental risk factors in cardiovascular disease are reviewed, including exposures to carbon disulfide (75150), carbon- monoxide (630080), fibrogenic dusts, lead (7439921), cadmium (7440439), nitrates, hydrocarbons, fluorocarbons, cobalt (7440484), antimony (7440360), arsenic (7440382), arsine (7784421), yellow- phosphorous (7723140), and physical agents such as noise, radiation, heat, cold, and stress. The author concludes that etiological information on cardiovascular disease is sparse and represents a need for further research and recommends the use of new investigation techniques that are more sensitive and noninvasive than the questionnaire and electrocardiogram currently used for the detection of cardiovascular disease.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Air-contaminants; Work-environment; Job-stress; Heat-stress; Acoustics; Etiology; Analytical-methods; Data-collection; Diagnostic-tests
Vete Physio and Pharma Dept College of Veterinary Medicine University of Minnesota St Paul, Minn 55101
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Issue of Publication
British Journal of Industrial Medicine
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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