"MMWR" Surveillance Summaries Vol. 66, No. SS-21 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/?s_cid=mmwr_online_e November 03, 2017
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Occupational Exposure to Vapor-Gas, Dust, and Fumes in a Cohort of Rural Adults in Iowa Compared with a Cohort of Urban Adults https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/ss/ss6621a1.htm?s_cid=ss6621a1_e Brent C. Doney, PhD; Paul K. Henneberger, ScD; Michael J. Humann, PhD; et al.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory lung disease that impedes airflow and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Occupational exposures to vapor-gas, dust, and fumes (VGDF) have been associated with COPD. This report provides insight into differences in occupational exposures to VGDF in a rural and an urban population.
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