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Respiratory symptoms, immunological responses, and aeroallergen concentrations at a sawmill.

Abstract:

After identification of a case of extrinsic allergic alveolitis due to exposure to wood dust at a sawmill, all employees at the sawmill where he worked were studied with an occupational, environmental, and symptom questionnaire, spirometry, skin prick tests, and serum specific IgG measurements. Ninety five of current and 14 of 17 ex-sawmill workers were studied. As a basis for comparison, a group of 58 workers from a nearby light engineering factory were also studied. Few women (6) were emplo...

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10.1136/oem.51.3.165

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Halpin, DM More by this author
Graneek, BJ More by this author
Nieuwenhuijsen, MJ More by this author
Williamson, PA More by this author
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Journal:
Occupational and environmental medicine
Volume:
51
Issue:
3
Pages:
165-172
Publication date:
1994-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1470-7926
ISSN:
1351-0711
URN:
uuid:21699a03-4134-4e12-a31c-9b947d65ad76
Source identifiers:
245603
Local pid:
pubs:245603

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