|Document ID (ISN)||100364|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||van Kampen V., Merget R., Baur X.
||Occupational airway sensitizers: A review on the respective literature
||Aug. 2000, Vol.38, No.2, p.164-218. 292 ref.
||This article consists of a literature review on the topic of allergic occupational asthma. Papers were selected according to criteria of study design and diagnostic test methods. Approximately 300 publications were reviewed including both epidemiological studies and individual case reports. Technical directives on hazardous substances are enforced in several countries and are being continuously updated; in particular, the European Union has established a code for several occupational substances, now labelled R 42 ("may cause sensitization by inhalation"). The most common sensitizing substances causing occupational asthma were dust of cereal flours, enzymes, natural rubber latex, laboratory animals as well as low molecular substances such as isocyanates and acid anhydrides. A table which lists threshold limit values (TLV), R 42 labelling requirements and a summary of clinical data for 250 airway-sensitizing substances is included.
||allergens; irritants; sensitizers; allergic asthma; occupational diseases
||literature survey; classification; European Communities; carboxylic acid anhydrides; enzymes; isocyanates; experimental animals; latex; symptoms; grain dust; diagnosis; labelling; list of chemical substances; skin tests; threshold limit values
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)