|Document ID (ISN)||109748|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Jeebhay M.F., Robins T.G., Miller M.E., Bateman E., Smuts M., Baatjies R., Lopata A.L.
||Occupational allergy and asthma among salt water fish processing workers
||Nov. 2008, Vol.51, No.11, p.899-910. 50 ref.
||The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of allergic symptoms, allergic sensitization, bronchial hyper-responsiveness and asthma among workers processing saltwater fish. Subjects were 594 workers in two processing plants who responded to a modified European Community Respiratory Health Survey questionnaire and who underwent skin tests using extracts of common airborne allergens, fresh fish and fishmeal, as well as spirometry and methacholine challenge tests. Findings are discussed.
||fish; allergies; sensitization; food industry; asthma
||South Africa; methacholine; symptoms; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; allergic reactivity; skin tests; spirometry; risk factors; frequency rates; allergy tests
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA; South Africa|
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)