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Respiratory symptoms, lung function, and nasal cellularity in Indonesian wood workers: a dose-response analysis.

Authors
  • Borm, P J A
  • Jetten, M
  • Hidayat, S
  • van de Burgh, N
  • Leunissen, P
  • Kant, I
  • Houba, R
  • Soeprapto, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Occupational and environmental medicine
Publication Date
May 01, 2002
Volume
59
Issue
5
Pages
338–344
Identifiers
PMID: 11983850
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Exposure to meranti wood dust did not cause an inflammation in the upper respiratory tract nor an increase of respiratory symptoms or decrease of lung function. These data do not corroborate the hypothesis that inflammation plays a part in airway obstruction induced by wood dust.

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