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Title: Airway inflammation and ammonia exposure among female Palestinian hairdressers: a cross-sectional study
Authors: Nemer, Maysaa 
Sikkeland, Liv I B 
Kasem, Mayes 
Kristensen, Petter 
Nijem, Khaldoun 
Bjertness, Espen 
Skare, Øivind 
Bakke, Berit 
Kongerud, Johny 
Skogstad, Marit 
Keywords: Nitric oxide - Physiological effect;Hairdressers - Occupational diseases;Hairdressers - Occupational exposure;Sputum analysis
Issue Date: Jun-2015
Journal: Occupational and environmental medicine 
Abstract: Little is known about the working conditions and airway inflammation in hairdressers in Palestine. We aimed to investigate if hairdressers in Palestine have a higher level of airway inflammation as compared to a control group. We also assessed the hairdressers' physical working conditions and exposure to ammonia gases at the hair salons. Lastly, we investigated the association between ammonia levels and inflammation markers in the airways and the blood.
DOI: 10.1136/oemed-2014-102437
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