|Document ID (ISN)||105093|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0044-5878 - Accident Prevention
|Convention or series no.
||The toiling breath
||Sep. 2005, Vol.52, No.4, p.20-25, 31. Illus. 7 ref.
||This article describes the nature of asthma, focusing on the two main types of occupational asthma, namely allergic asthma and irritant asthma, together with their main causal agents. Preventive measures are proposed, including substitution, engineering controls, personal protective equipment and removal from the source of exposure by change of work. Methods of diagnosing occupational asthma are briefly outlined (anamnesis, respiratory function tests, metacholine challenge tests). Occupations at risk are listed, along with potential asthma triggers, and preventive measures for employers and workers are summarized.
||allergens; asthma; irritants
||Canada; occupation disease relation; symptoms; allergic asthma; high-risk groups; diagnosis; substitution; personal protective equipment; change of employment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)