Inhalation fever and respiratory symptoms in the trimming department of Swedish sawmills

Am J Ind Med. 1994 Jan;25(1):65-7. doi: 10.1002/ajim.4700250117.


Mold dust exposure in the trimming departments of sawmills may cause inhalation fever as well as allergic alveolitis. Responses to questionnaires sent to 2,052 workers from trimming departments of 233 Swedish sawmills showed that one of five workers experienced work-related febrile attacks. A single case of allergic alveolitis was found.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dust* / adverse effects
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / etiology*
  • Male
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology*
  • Occupational Exposure*
  • Sweden
  • Wood*


  • Dust