|Document ID (ISN)||104962|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Droste J., Vermeire P., Van Sprundel M., Bulat P., Braeckman L., Myny K., Vanhoorne M.
||Occupational exposure among bakery workers: Impact on the occurrence of work-related symptoms as compared with allergy characteristics
||May 2005, Vol.47, No.5, p.458-465. 32 ref.
||This study examined the relationship between exposure to occupational allergens, sensitization, atopy and work-related symptoms among bakery workers. Data were collected by questionnaire, skin prick tests, lung function tests, and exposure measurements among 246 workers from 74 bakeries and analysed using logistic and linear regression analyses. It was found that exposure levels were associated with respiratory symptoms, with sensitization to baker's allergens and with decreased lung function. High exposure and sensitization to common and bakers' allergens were independent risk factors for work-related symptoms. However, allergy determinants performed best in predicting work-related symptoms.
||bakery products industry; allergies; risk factors; respirable dust; respiratory diseases
||allergens; amylase; symptoms; pulmonary function; sensitization; questionnaire survey; skin tests; individual susceptibility; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium; Yugoslavia|
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)