Harrison-R; Filios-MS; Schill-DP; Pechter-E
APHA 130th Annual Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 9-13, 2002. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, 2002 Nov; :48408
Asthma incidence, prevalence, morbidity and mortality have been increasing. Recent studies suggest that 21 to 29% of adult asthma may be attributed to occupational exposures. Recent CDC efforts have sought to integrate attention to work-related asthma in state planning processes. What is work-related asthma? How is it diagnosed? What work exposures have been associated with new onset asthma? Who is affected? How can state-based public health prevention efforts address work and community issues together? This panel, with representatives from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and four states that conduct sentinel surveillance, will discuss work-related asthma and its relation to state asthma planning. The panel will include an overview of work-related asthma, review of five years of surveillance data from four states (NJ, MI, CA, MA), integrating work-related asthma into state-based plans and case studies.
Bronchial-asthma; Morbidity-rates; Mortality-rates; Occupational-exposure; Work-environment; Case-studies; Workers; Worker-health; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders
Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
APHA 130th Annual Meeting and Exposition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 9-13, 2002