Asbestos-related fibrosis among long-term fire fighters
Steven B. Markowitz, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Division of Environmental and Occupational Medicine
Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Dept. of Community Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York, 1990 - Technology & Engineering - 22 pages
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160 fire fighters ABNORMALlTlES and/or parenchymal abnormalities asbestos exposure asbestos in fire asbestos prior Asbestosis building CATHERWOOD LIBRARY chest radiograph due to asbestos duration from onset duration of employment dyspnea examination exposure to asbestos FEV1 FEV1/FVC fighters who reported fighters with parenchymal fighters with pleural fighting Fire Department Fire Fighters Association fire fighters reported fire houses history of asbestos included irregular parenchymal opacities lLO classification long-term fire fighters lung and pleural lung cancer lung disease mesothelioma mortality studies Normal CXR occupational history onset of employment onset of exposure overhaul phase overhaul stage pleural abnormalities pleural and/or parenchymal pleural fibrosis pleural thickening prevalence of pleural prevalence of radiographic prior to becoming pulmonary fibrosis pulmonary function pulmonary function test Radiologic respiratory protection self-contained breathing apparatus Selikoff lJ ship repair shipyard workers shortness of breath smoke inhalation source of asbestos Spirometries study participants Uniformed Fire Fighters Yonkers York City