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Document ID (ISN)111216
CIS number 10-0791
ISBN(s) 978-85-98117-44-7
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Algranti A., de Fátima Maçãira E., Medina Coeli Mendoça E.
Title You, the cleaning worker! Shall we talk?
Original title Você, trabalhador da limpeza! Vamos conversar? [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Fundacentro, Rua Capote Valente 710, 05409-002 São Paulo SP, Brazil, 2009. 19p. Illus.
Internet access Você_trabalhador_da_limpeza.pdf [in Portuguese]
Abstract The objective of this booklet is to draw attention to the risks arising from exposure to vapours, gases and dust from products used or during the actual activity of daily cleaning, focusing on the onset of symptoms that may precede the development of diseases such as asthma and rhinitis. It makes some recommendations for care while performing tasks that can help prevent unnecessary exposure to these products. It makes also some guidance on workers' rights and procedures for the diagnosis and recognition of asthma and rhinitis as occupational diseases.
Descriptors (primary) Brazil; cleaning agents; cleaning; respiratory diseases; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) diagnosis; rhinitis; asthma; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; public OSH institutions; compensation of occupational diseases
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cleaning work
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)