Palmer, Keith
August 2004
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Aug2004, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p647
Academic Journal
Discusses the contribution of occupational exposures to the aetiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Investigation on the role of occupational exposures in the clinical course of the disease among middle aged and elderly sufferers; Methodology used in the study to obtain information on respiratory morbidity and health care utilisation; Association of occupational exposure to vapours, gases, dusts, and fumes with a greater prevalence of COPD.


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