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Document ID (ISN)106251
CIS number 07-305
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tarlo S.M., Liss G.M.
Title Prevention of occupational asthma - Practical implications for occupational physicians
Bibliographic information Dec. 2005, Vol.55, No.8, p.588-594. 65 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; asthma; irritants; allergens
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; isocyanates; natural rubber; latex; sensitization; personal protective equipment; medical supervision; frequency rates; platinum and compounds; enzyme detergents
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)