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OSHA - NIOSH worker info: protect yourself - spirometry breathing test.
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-132, 2011 Mar; :1
Inhalation of some dusts, gases, or other air contaminants in your workplace as well as some personal exposures, such as cigarette smoking, can harm your lungs. Spirometry testing (a type of pulmonary or lung function test) may identify breathing problems early, which may prevent more serious problems. Spirometry testing is required for some workers by OSHA standards (see Screening and Surveillance: A Guide to OSHA Standards at: <a href="http://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3162.pdf"target="_blank">http://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3162.pdf</a>).
Spirometry; Lung-disorders; Lung-function; Respiration; Respiratory-function-tests; Respiratory-irritants; Pulmonary-function-tests; Inhalants; Dust-inhalation; Surveillance
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2011-132
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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