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Table 2 Agents and professions showing evidence of occupational COPD

From: Bronchial asthma and COPD due to irritants in the workplace - an evidence-based approach

Agents, number of studies (n) Work-sites or professions, number of studies (n)
ammonia (1) cement dust (4) chlorine (1) cleaning agent (1) mustard gas (1) diesel exhaust (2) environmental tobacco smoke(1) isocyanate (1) smoke (1) sulphur dioxide (1) construction work (3) swine confinement (1) farming (1) foundry (1) metallurgical industry workers (1)
  1. COPD = Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.