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Asthma Diagnosed after September 11, 2001, among Rescue and Recovery Workers: Findings from the World Trade Center Health Registry
Studies have documented declines in respiratory he

 
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By Katherine Wheeler (au)
Year: 2007
Pages: 40
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1422319555

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Studies have documented declines in respiratory health after 9/11, among surviving first responders & other World Trade Center (WTC) rescue, recovery & clean-up workers. This report  describes newly-diagnosed asthma among WTC site workers & volunteers, & characterize its assoc. with WTC site exposures. The rate of self-reported newly-diagnosed asthma was high in the study population & significantly associated with increased exposure to the WTC disaster site. There is a moderate protective effect of mask or respirator use. The findings underscore the need for adequate & timely dist. of appropriate protective equipment, & the enforce. of its use when their methods of controlling respiratory exposures are not feasible. Ill.

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