Job Task Name

Work for railroad in 1960s or 1970s as engineer, fireman, conductor, brakeman, or hostler

Comments

First-generation diesel engines were introduced in the 1940s and 1950s. Emissions decreased with second-generation engines in the 1960s and third-generation engines in the 1980s. COPD mortality was associated with years of work in jobs exposed to diesel exhaust. Selected workers were 40-64 years old in 1959 and had 10-20 years of prior railroad work. [Hyperlink]

Job Task Category

Miscellaneous

Reference Link

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease mortality in railroad workers.

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Irritants

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