Published in Health and Medicine Week, July 30th, 2001
Using data from a general population survey in 14 industrialized countries, researchers in Spain studied airway exposure to occupational pollutants, the amount of chronic bronchitis, and lung function results in 13,253 men and women ages 20 to 44.
Their results showed increased risk for bronchitis in agricultural workers who were both smokers and nonsmokers. Elevated risk for bronchitis was also shown for textile, wood, food, paper, and chemical industry workers, especially among those who were...
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