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Document ID (ISN)73164
CIS number 99-1209
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Uitti J., Nordman H., Halmepuro L., Savolainen J.
Title Respiratory symptoms, pulmonary function and allergy to fur animals among fur farmers and fur garment workers
Bibliographic information Oct. 1997, Vol.23, No.6, p.428-434. 18 ref.
Abstract Rhinitis symptoms and eye complaints were significantly more common among fur garment workers than among a control group unexposed to fur. Symptom prevalence did not differ significantly between fur farmers and controls. Smoking explained the lower forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume in one second of the fur garment workers. The prevalence of positive skin tests did not differ significantly between theexposed groups and the controls. Skin tests showed cross-reactivity between antibodies to fur and domestic animal allergens. Fur garment workers have an excess of rhinitis and eye symptoms which primarily appear to be nonimmunologic. Topics: allergens; allergies; animals; asthma; epidemiologic study; eye irritation; fur industry; furs; hypersensitivity; livestock rearing; maximal expiratory flow; one-second forced expiratory volume; pulmonary function; respiratory diseases; rhinitis; smoking.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; furs; fur industry; respiratory diseases; pulmonary function; allergies
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; rhinitis; eye irritation; animals; hypersensitivity; maximal expiratory flow; asthma; one-second forced expiratory volume; epidemiologic study; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Footwear, leather and fur industry
Livestock rearing
Allergies