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ID (ISN) del documento109943
Número CIS 09-820
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 2009
Número de serie
Autor(es) Harris-Roberts J., Robinson E., Waterhouse J.C., Billings C.G., Proctor A.R., Stocks-Greaves M., Rahman S., Evans G., Garrod A., Curran A.D., Fishwick D.
Título Sensitization to wheat flour and enzymes and associated respiratory symptoms in British bakers
Información bibliográfica Feb. 2009, Vol.52, No.2, p.133-140. 30 ref.
Resumen A cross-sectional study of 225 workers currently potentially exposed to flour dust in British bakeries was performed to identify predictors of sensitization to wheat flour and enzymes. Participants responded to a questionnaire and underwent lung function testing. The most commonly work-related reported symptoms were nasal irritation (28.9%), eye irritation (13.3%) and cough or chest tightness (10.2%). Chest tightness was significantly associated (odds ratio OR 7.9) with co-sensitization to wheat flour and any added enzyme. Fifty-one workers were atopic and 23 were sensitized to workplace allergens. Atopy was the strongest predictive factor (OR 18.4) determining sensitization. Current versus never smoking (OR 4.7) was a significant risk factor for sensitization in atopic workers only, after correction for the current level and duration of exposure. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) panadería, galletería; enzimas; harina; sensibilización; enfermedades respiratorias; función pulmonar; factores de riesgo; síntomas
Descriptores (secundarios) alergenos; vías respiratorias superiores; irritación de los ojos; Reino Unido; fumadores; sensibilidad individual; valoración de la exposición; encuesta por cuestionario; factores de confusión; estudio transversal; pruebas funcionales respiratorias; irritación
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaReino Unido
Tema(s) Alimentación, bebidas, tabaco
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Riesgos biológicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Industria alimentaria
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)