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Study Finds Potential Danger To Workers In Food Flavoring Manufacturing

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May 22, 2002
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American Thoracic Society
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Workers in the food-flavoring manufacturing industry may be at risk of developing an irreversible type of damage to the lungs, according to a study presented the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Atlanta on May 20. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine found five workers at a food flavoring manufacturing plant who developed bronchiolitis obliterans, a type of lung damage to the lining of the airways that leads to narrowing of the small airways and irreversible airway obstruction.

ATLANTA -- Workers in the food-flavoring manufacturing industry may be at risk of developing an irreversible type of damage to the lungs, according to a study presented the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Atlanta on May 20. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine found five workers at a food flavoring manufacturing plant who developed bronchiolitis obliterans, a type of lung damage to the lining of the airways that leads to narrowing of the small airways and irreversible airway obstruction.


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