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Special issue on work-related asthma.

Authors
Valiante-D
Source
Occupational Health Surveillance Update 2006 May; :1-24
NIOSHTIC No.
20043665
Abstract
The risk of developing work-related asthma is a dose-related response. However, on many occasions followup to the workplace of a patient with work-related asthma has not found elevated or even any measureable air levels of the suspedcted workplace allergen. In some cases, the history will reveal changes in production between the onset of asthma and the inspection. In other cases, a history of spills is elicited. Studies have found a dose-response relationship between the number of spills and disease. Air levels will be low or unmeasureable on the day of inspection since no spill is taking place that day. Proper spill clean-up procedures, appropriate personal protective equipment and preventive maintenance can protect workers from exposure during spills. In some situations where air levels are unmeasurable, there is also no history of spills or production changes.
Keywords
Bronchial-asthma; Workers; Work-environment; Pulmonary-function; Pulmonary-system; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Respiration; Respirable-dust; Respiratory-system-disorders; Public-health; Hazards; Exposure-levels; Risk-factors
Publication Date
20060501
Document Type
Newsletter
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008338; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-208160
Source Name
Occupational Health Surveillance Update
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
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