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Are welders more at risk of respiratory infections?

Are welders more at risk of respiratory infections?
Are welders more at risk of respiratory infections?
Welding of metals generates a complex mix of noxious gases and fumes,1 and has been linked with various respiratory diseases including metal fume fever,2 asthma,3 COPD4 and possibly bronchial carcinoma.1 ,2 In addition, there is now strong and consistent epidemiological evidence that welders are at increased risk of infectious, lobar pneumonia. Originally detected in national analyses of occupational mortality,5 the hazard was confirmed by a large case–control study of men admitted to hospitals in the English West Midlands with community-acquired pneumonia,6 and is supported by findings from more recent epidemiological investigations in the UK7 ,8 and other countries
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Coggon, D.
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Palmer, Keith
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Coggon, D.
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Palmer, Keith
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Coggon, D. and Palmer, Keith (2016) Are welders more at risk of respiratory infections? Thorax, 71 (7), 581-582. (doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-208464). (PMID:27103350)

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Abstract

Welding of metals generates a complex mix of noxious gases and fumes,1 and has been linked with various respiratory diseases including metal fume fever,2 asthma,3 COPD4 and possibly bronchial carcinoma.1 ,2 In addition, there is now strong and consistent epidemiological evidence that welders are at increased risk of infectious, lobar pneumonia. Originally detected in national analyses of occupational mortality,5 the hazard was confirmed by a large case–control study of men admitted to hospitals in the English West Midlands with community-acquired pneumonia,6 and is supported by findings from more recent epidemiological investigations in the UK7 ,8 and other countries

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Accepted/In Press date: 2 March 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 21 April 2016
Published date: 21 April 2016
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 397839
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/397839
ISSN: 0040-6376
PURE UUID: ddb75c1b-e0d8-4f5c-b9a7-a2df76c4809e
ORCID for D. Coggon: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1930-3987

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Date deposited: 08 Jul 2016 07:46
Last modified: 17 Dec 2019 01:58

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Author: D. Coggon ORCID iD
Author: Keith Palmer

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