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24/5/2013

CREAL: Persistent respiratory symptoms in clean-up workers 5 years after the Prestige oil spill

CREAL: Persistent respiratory symptoms in clean-up workers 5 years after the Prestige oil spill


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The aim of this study led by Jan-Paul Zock, researcher at Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) and published in Archivos de Prevención de Riesgos Laborales, was to evaluate the persistence of respiratory symptoms 5 years after the Prestige oil spill among the fishermen who had participated in clean-up activities and who already showed an excess risk of respiratory symptoms 1-2 years after the spill.

Subgroups of fishermen who had been exposed to clean-up work and non-exposed individuals were re-interviewed by telephone in 2008, including the same symptom questions as in the initial survey. Associations between participation in clean-up work and respiratory symptoms were assessed using log-binomial and multinomial regression analyses adjusting for sex, age and smoking.

 

More information:
CREAL press release

Reference:
Zock JP, Rodríguez-Trigo G, Rodríguez-Rodríguez E, Espinosa A, Pozo-Rodríguez F, Gómez F, Fuster C, Castaño-Vinyals G, Antó JM, Barberà JA. Síntomas respiratorios persistentesen los limpiadores cinco años después del vertido de petróleo del Prestige. Arch Prev Riesgos Labor 2013; 16 (2): 98-99