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Document ID (ISN)103525
CIS number 04-667
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Facts 39
Title Respiratory sensitizers
Original title Respirační senzibilizující materiály [in Czech]
Ämnen som framkallar allergier i andningsorganen [in Swedish]
Atemwegssensibilisierende Stoffe (Inhallationsallergene) [in German]
Pēgés erethismoú (hupereuaisthēsías) tou anapneustikoú sustḗmatos [in Greek]
Sensibilizantes respiratorios [in Spanish]
Respiratoorset sensibilisatsiooni põhjustavad kemikaalid [in Estonian]
Hengityselinsairauksille herkistävät ainet [in Finnish]
Substances respiratoires allergisantes [in French]
Légzőrendszert érzékennyé tevő anyagok [in Hungarian]
Sostanze sensibilizzanti dell'apparato respiratorio [in Italian]
Kvėpavimo organus jautrinančios medžiagos [in Lithuanian]
Respiratorās sensitivitātes palielinātāji [in Latvian]
Inhalatie-allergenen [in Dutch]
Czynniki uczulające układ oddechowy [in Polish]
Alergéneos respiratórios [in Portuguese]
Respiračné senzibilátory [in Slovak]
Povzročitelji preobčutljivosti dihal [in Slovenian]
Indåndingsallergener [in Danish]
Bibliographic information European Agency for Safety and Health at Work,, 2003. 2p. Illus. 7 ref.
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Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; occupational diseases; European Union; allergic respiratory disorders; health hazards; risk factors; sensitizers
Descriptors (secondary) bakery products industry; workplace monitoring; flour; natural rubber; latex; information of personnel; hazard evaluation; substitution; medical supervision; data sheet; limitation of exposure
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Allergies
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)