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

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
1351-0711
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Volume
59
Issue
5
Pages
338–344
Identifiers
PMID: 11983850
Source
Medline

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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