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Document ID (ISN)103799
CIS number 05-96
Year 2004
Convention or series no. INRS ED 5025
Author(s) Massin N., Pillière F., Roos F., Dornier G.
Title Occupational asthma
Original title L'asthme professionnel [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Sep. 2004. 4p. Illus. 26 ref. Price: EUR 1.50. Downloadable version free of charge
Internet access http://www.inrs.fr/INRS-PUB/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view_view/40EFE9CCF4344410C1256F09003F3CF3/$FILE/ed5025.pdf [in French]
Abstract Asthma is the most frequent respiratory disease that occurs during work. Among men, the main causal agents are flour and isocyanates while among women, they are alkaline persulfates (used in hairdressing products) and latex. It is important to ensure proper screening and prevention against potentially severe asthma that may pose a problem regarding the continued employment of workers in their current jobs. Contents of this information sheet: description of the disease; persons concerned; asthma diagnosis and search for possible occupational causes; means of prevention; regulations; INRS research and publications in this field.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; asthma; France; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; public OSH institutions; legal aspects; persulfates; isocyanates; flour; data sheet; occupation disease relation; diagnosis; hairdressing; research; sex-linked differences; latex
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Occupational health services
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)