For the European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2003, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is producing a series of fact sheets focusing on the communication of occupational safety and health-related information on dangerous substances. Respiratory sensitizers are biological and chemical agents that can induce allergic respiratory diseases in humans. This fact sheet discusses important characteristics of the exposure to these agents and appropriate prevention measures. Contents: causes of occupational respiratory problems; allergic respiratory diseases; allergic sensitizers; managing respiratory sensitizers.
allergens; occupational diseases; European Union; allergic respiratory disorders; health hazards; risk factors; sensitizers
bakery products industry; workplace monitoring; flour; natural rubber; latex; information of personnel; hazard evaluation; substitution; medical supervision; data sheet; limitation of exposure
F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or Province
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Allergies Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)