|Document ID (ISN)||110288|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Schmid K., JŘngert B., Hager M., Drexler H.
||Is there a need for special preventive medical check-ups in employees exposed to experimental animal dust?
||Feb. 2009, Vol.82, No.3, p.319-327. Illus. 23 ref.
||In Germany, employers of workers exposed to experimental animal dust are required by law to provide preventive medical check-ups. This article reports first experiences with these medical check-ups conducted since 2005 at a university hospital among 132 workers in contact with experimental animal dust. Participants responded to a questionnaire on their symptoms and were subjected to respiratory function tests, whole-body plethysmography, skin prick tests, a bronchial provocation test with methacholine, and serological examinations for total IgE and specific IgE. Findings are discussed. The results confirm the need of regular check-ups for workers in contact with experimental animal dust.
||allergens; airborne dust; Germany; medical examinations; handling of animals; medical supervision; experimental animals
||responsibilities of employers; immunoglobulins; rhinitis; legal aspects; methacholine; asthma; determination in blood; questionnaire survey; personal protective equipment; hospitals; inhalation tests; skin tests; respiratory function tests; limitation of exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)