|Document ID (ISN)||73164|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Uitti J., Nordman H., Halmepuro L., Savolainen J.
||Respiratory symptoms, pulmonary function and allergy to fur animals among fur farmers and fur garment workers
||Oct. 1997, Vol.23, No.6, p.428-434. 18 ref.
||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.
||livestock rearing; furs; fur industry; respiratory diseases; pulmonary function; allergies
||allergens; rhinitis; eye irritation; animals; hypersensitivity; maximal expiratory flow; asthma; one-second forced expiratory volume; epidemiologic study; smoking
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Leather, fur and footwear
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Footwear, leather and fur industry