|Document ID (ISN)||109549|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT TR 44
||Non-infectious occupational respiratory diseases due to air conditioning/humidifying systems
||Affections respiratoires professionnelles non infectieuses dues aux humidificateurs/climatiseurs [in French]|
||Dec. 2008, No.116, p.533-542. Illus. 41 ref.
||http://www.dmt-prevention.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/TR%2044/$File/TR44.pdf [in French]
||Occupational non-infectious respiratory diseases due to air conditioning or humidifying systems are caused by moulds or bacteria that colonize the water used to humidify the air by vaporization. They include humidifier fever, humidifier lung, rhinitis and asthma. These diseases are currently rare in occupational settings thanks to improved understanding of the risks, which are taken into account early in the design phase of the equipment. In practice in cases of collective outbreaks, a simple visual inspection of humidification system is performed, followed by cleaning after having identified the critical locations.
||respiratory diseases; risk factors; air humidification; air conditioning
||compensation of occupational diseases; design of equipment; extrinsic allergic alveolitis; France; moulds; bacteria; asthma; air conditioner disease; aerosols; maintenance; diagnosis; cleaning; hazard evaluation; schedule of occupational diseases; rhinitis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Heating and air conditioning
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)