|Document ID (ISN)||100184|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Hole A.M., Draper A., Jolliffe G., Cullinan P., Jones M., Taylor A.J.N.
||Occupational asthma caused by bacillary amylase used in the detergent industry
||Dec. 2000, Vol.57, No.12, p.840-842. Illus. 7 ref.
||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.
||bacterial enzymes; amylase; detergent industry; allergy tests; asthma
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)