Occupation and task as risk factors for asthma-related outcomes among healthcare workers in New York City.

Affiliation

Respiratory Health Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Morgantown, WV, United States. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Previous studies have suggested an association of asthma onset and exacerbation with cleaning and disinfecting activities in a number of industries, including healthcare. The objective of the current study was to investigate the association of asthma and related outcomes with occupations and tasks in urban healthcare workers in the United States.

Keywords

Asthma,Cleaning,Disinfecting,Healthcare,Occupation,Work tasks,