|Document ID (ISN)||106251|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Tarlo S.M., Liss G.M.
||Prevention of occupational asthma - Practical implications for occupational physicians
||Dec. 2005, Vol.55, No.8, p.588-594. 65 ref.
||This literature survey was carried out to identify measures that are effective in the prevention of occupational asthma (OA). It was found that primary prevention was effective for OA related to natural rubber latex, and may have reduced the incidence of diisocyanate-induced asthma. Medical health surveillance has been effective in the detergent enzyme industry and among workers exposed to platinum salts and likely for diisocyanate workers. However until primary and secondary prevention is better understood and implemented, there will also remain a need for tertiary preventive measures.
||occupational hygiene; asthma; irritants; allergens
||literature survey; isocyanates; natural rubber; latex; sensitization; personal protective equipment; medical supervision; frequency rates; platinum and compounds; enzyme detergents
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)