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Relation between lung function, exercise capacity, and exposure to asbestos cement

Wollmer, Per LU ; Eriksson, L; Jonson, Björn LU ; Jakobsson, Kristina LU ; Albin, Maria LU ; Skerfving, Staffan LU and Welinder, Hans LU (1987) In British Journal of Industrial Medicine 44(8). p.542-549
Abstract
A group of 137 male workers with known exposure (mean 20 fibre years per millilitre) to asbestos cement who had symptoms or signs of pulmonary disease was studied together with a reference group of 49 healthy industrial workers with no exposure to asbestos. Lung function measurements were made at rest and during exercise. Evidence of lung fibrosis was found as well as of obstructive airways disease in the exposed group compared with the reference group. Asbestos cement exposure was related to variables reflecting lung fibrosis but not to variables reflecting airflow obstruction. Smoking was related to variables reflecting obstructive lung disease. Exercise capacity was reduced in the exposed workers and was related to smoking and to lung... (More)
A group of 137 male workers with known exposure (mean 20 fibre years per millilitre) to asbestos cement who had symptoms or signs of pulmonary disease was studied together with a reference group of 49 healthy industrial workers with no exposure to asbestos. Lung function measurements were made at rest and during exercise. Evidence of lung fibrosis was found as well as of obstructive airways disease in the exposed group compared with the reference group. Asbestos cement exposure was related to variables reflecting lung fibrosis but not to variables reflecting airflow obstruction. Smoking was related to variables reflecting obstructive lung disease. Exercise capacity was reduced in the exposed workers and was related to smoking and to lung function variables, reflecting obstructive airways disease. There was no significant correlation between exercise capacity and exposure to asbestos cement. (Less)
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  abstract     = {A group of 137 male workers with known exposure (mean 20 fibre years per millilitre) to asbestos cement who had symptoms or signs of pulmonary disease was studied together with a reference group of 49 healthy industrial workers with no exposure to asbestos. Lung function measurements were made at rest and during exercise. Evidence of lung fibrosis was found as well as of obstructive airways disease in the exposed group compared with the reference group. Asbestos cement exposure was related to variables reflecting lung fibrosis but not to variables reflecting airflow obstruction. Smoking was related to variables reflecting obstructive lung disease. Exercise capacity was reduced in the exposed workers and was related to smoking and to lung function variables, reflecting obstructive airways disease. There was no significant correlation between exercise capacity and exposure to asbestos cement.},
  author       = {Wollmer, Per and Eriksson, L and Jonson, Björn and Jakobsson, Kristina and Albin, Maria and Skerfving, Staffan and Welinder, Hans},
  issn         = {0007-1072},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {542--549},
  publisher    = {BMJ Publishing Group},
  series       = {British Journal of Industrial Medicine},
  title        = {Relation between lung function, exercise capacity, and exposure to asbestos cement},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {1987},
}