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Document ID (ISN)110248
CIS number 09-1336
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Meijster T., Tielemans E., Heederik D.
Title Effect of an intervention aimed at reducing the risk of allergic respiratory disease in bakers: Change in flour dust and fungal alpha-amylase levels
Bibliographic information Aug. 2009, Vol.66, No.8, p.543-549. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract This study evaluated the effectiveness of an intervention programme aimed at reducing exposure to flour dust in the bakery products industry in the Netherlands. Data from several measurement surveys collected before and after the intervention were used to evaluate exposure over time. Measurements were based on personal sampling and analysis of flour dust and fungal α-amylase concentrations. The limited reduction in exposure levels indicates that a more rigorous approach is needed to substantially decrease the exposure levels to flour dust and related allergens.
Descriptors (primary) bakery products industry; Netherlands; allergic respiratory disorders; limitation of exposure; flour
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; personal sampling; amylase; determination in air; programme evaluation; breathing atmosphere; fungi
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Food industry
Allergies