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Document ID (ISN)105093
CIS number 06-569
ISSN - Serial title 0044-5878 - Accident Prevention
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bushe F.
Title The toiling breath
Bibliographic information Sep. 2005, Vol.52, No.4, p.20-25, 31. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) allergens; asthma; irritants
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; occupation disease relation; symptoms; allergic asthma; high-risk groups; diagnosis; substitution; personal protective equipment; change of employment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)