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Document ID (ISN)100184
CIS number 02-1450
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hole A.M., Draper A., Jolliffe G., Cullinan P., Jones M., Taylor A.J.N.
Title Occupational asthma caused by bacillary amylase used in the detergent industry
Bibliographic information Dec. 2000, Vol.57, No.12, p.840-842. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract Four cases are reported of occupational asthma due to an enzyme (amylase), used in detergent washing powders. All four employees (men) were from the same factory and developed symptoms that improved during periods away from work. All undertook serial allergy tests and specific bronchial provocation testing. These patients developed occupational asthma despite working only with encapsulated enzymes in the detergent washing powders.
Descriptors (primary) bacterial enzymes; amylase; detergent industry; allergy tests; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)