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Document ID (ISN)108941
CIS number 08-1328
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Title Bakers' asthma
Original title L'asthme du boulanger [in French]
Bibliographic information Caisse Nationale de l'Assurance Maladie des Travailleurs Salariés (CNAMTS), 26-50 av. du professeur André Lemierre, 75986 Paris cedex 20, France, 2008. Internet document (HTML format). 8 ref.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract Flour is the primary cause of occupational asthma in France. Bakers are constantly exposed to flour dust in the course of their job and are the most affected. Respiratory allergies (asthma and rhinitis) are particularly common in this occupation and can arise at any given time during bakers' careers. Among workers notifying these diseases, one in four is a baker. Contents of this Internet document on bakers' asthma: prevention initiatives of the French national occupational disease insurance for salaried workers (CNAMTS); simple and effective prevention measures; information aimed at bakers; joint initiatives with machinery suppliers; "Safer tools 2008" campaign; educational and recreational comic book.
Descriptors (primary) bakery products industry; compensation of occupational diseases; allergic asthma; flour; asthma; France
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; information dissemination; safety and health campaigns; rhinitis; safety guides; safe working methods; role of insurance institutions; internet document; limitation of exposure
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Food industry
Workers' compensation