|Document ID (ISN)||112556|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Occupational respiratory diseases among cleaning workers
||Affections respiratoires professionnelles chez les personnels de nettoyage [in French]|
||Dec. 2011, No.128, p.683-694. Illus. 29 ref.
||Affections_respiratoires_professionnelles_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in French]
||Cleaning of premises involves a particularly high risk of rhinitis, asthma and asthma-like syndromes and concerns a large number of workers. Respiratory allergens that are present in the dust dispersed into air during cleaning activities may be responsible, as are the wide variety of cleaning agents which may by irritating (ammonia, Javel water, strong acids) and/or sensitizing (isothiazolinones, aldehydes, quaternary ammonium salts, aliphatic amines, surfactants and terpene derivatives). This article on respiratory allergies among cleaners also addresses the following topics: diagnosis; immunological tests; recognition of these diseases as being of occupational nature in France; prevention; limitation of exposure; substitution.
||occupational medicine; irritants; allergens; cleaning agents; asthma; allergic rhinitis; housekeeping and restaurant services workers; domestic and related helpers, cleaners
||sensitization; diagnosis; allergy tests; substitution; limitation of exposure; compensation of occupational diseases
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)