|Document ID (ISN)||54002|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0301-0023 - Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Stenton S.C., Kelly C.A., Walters E.H., Hendrick D.J.
||Occupational asthma due to a repair process for polyethylene-coated electrical cables
||Spring 1989, Vol.39, No.1, p.33-34. 7 ref.
||The case of an electrical cable repairer is reported who presented with symptoms suggestive of occupational asthma. A supervised workplace challenge test confirmed this diagnosis and laboratory challenge studies implicated heated polyethylene repair tape containing the chemical cross-linking agent dicumyl peroxide as the cause. Similar cross-linking processes are widely used in the cable manufacturing industry and the possibility of occupational asthma occurring in other settings may need to be considered.
||electricity; electrical industry; allergic asthma; cumyl peroxide
||dangerous substances; respiratory diseases; case study
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment