|Document ID (ISN)||109117|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Sahakian N., Kullman G., Lynch D., Kreiss K.
||Asthma arising in flavoring-exposed food production workers
||2nd Quarter 2008, Vol.21, No.2, p.173-177. 9 ref.
||While working for a small family-owned popcorn popping company, all of the three non-smoking workers developed a respiratory disease. The specifics of these cases and their exposures were investigated. Personal air samples were obtained and analyzed by GC/MS. The air samples were found to contain different aldehydes. The data from interview and medical records, together with high resolution computed tomograms of the chest indicated the presence of occupational asthma in all the three workers and possible bronchiolitis obliterans in two of them. These findings emphasize the need for exposure reduction and medical surveillance among workers exposed to flavouring chemicals, and provides evidence for an increased risk of occupational asthma and bronchiolitis obliterans among these workers.
||allergens; USA; food industry; food additives; asthma
||mass spectrometry; small enterprises; public OSH institutions; case study; bronchiolitis; tomography; sampling and analysis; determination in air; medical supervision; gas chromatography; limitation of exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)