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Exposure to bioaerosols, respiratory health and lung-specific proteins: a prospective study in garbage and wastewater workers
  1. Alois Tschopp1,
  2. Alfred Bernard2,
  3. Annette M Thommen3,
  4. Stefan Jeggli3,
  5. Xavier Dumont2,
  6. Anne Oppliger4,
  7. Philipp Hotz3
  1. 1Biostatistics Unit, ISPM, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  2. 2Louvain Centre for Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology (LTAP), Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
  3. 3Occupational and Environmental Medicine Unit, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
  4. 4Institute for Work and Health, Lausanne, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Philipp Hotz, Occupational and Environmental Medicine Unit, Med. Poliklinik USZ, Rämistrasse 100, 8091 Zürich, Switzerland; philipp.hotz{at}
  • Spirometry
  • pulmonary surfactant-associated proteins
  • endotoxins
  • garbage
  • sewage
  • epidemiology
  • respiratory
  • longitudinal studies
  • lung function
  • organic dusts

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  • Funding The Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund (SUVA) supported part of this study.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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