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Document ID (ISN)100830
CIS number 02-1931
ISSN - Serial title 1121-9017 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Belisario A., Cipolla C., Nucci C., Auletti G., Nobile M., Raffi G.B.
Title Four-year follow-up of a group of workers with allergic sensitization employed in breeding of insects for biological pest control
Original title Follow-up di 4 anni in un gruppo di lavoratori con sensibilizzazione allergica addetti alla produzione di insetti per la lotta biologica [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 2001, Vol.92, No.2, p.125-129. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract As a follow-up to preventive measures (semi-closed cycles, gloves, masks, overalls and sunglasses) implemented after previous reports of sensitization, workers employed in insect breeding were monitored through allergy and respiratory function tests. A decrease in skin sensitization for insects and a decrease in allergic conditions (rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma) were found. The application of preventive measures is vindicated.
Descriptors (primary) insects; allergies; allergic asthma; allergic rhinitis; biological insecticides
Descriptors (secondary) long-term study; supply of personal protective equipment; respiratory function tests; allergy tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Animal hazards
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)