|Document ID (ISN)||103799|
|Convention or series no.
||INRS ED 5025
||Massin N., Pillière F., Roos F., Dornier G.
||L'asthme professionnel [in French]|
||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
||http://www.inrs.fr/INRS-PUB/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view_view/40EFE9CCF4344410C1256F09003F3CF3/$FILE/ed5025.pdf [in French]
||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.
||plant health organization; asthma; France; occupational diseases
||allergens; public OSH institutions; legal aspects; persulfates; isocyanates; flour; data sheet; occupation disease relation; diagnosis; hairdressing; research; sex-linked differences; latex
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Occupational health services
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)