|Molecular Weight of Agent||HMW|
|Agent Category||Biological enzymes|
|Specific Agent||Detergent enzymes|
|Occupation|| Detergent industry workers|
|Activity Intervention|| Removal from exposure (average: 37 months)|
|Participation Rate||35 of 45 ex-employees (78 %) with occupational asthma|
|Intervention Effectiveness||25 of 35 (71%) people reported chest symptoms in last month
Compared with when working at the factory, most (86%) reported that their symptoms had improved
20 (57%) people still needed to see their general practitioner for symptoms and 19 (54%) continued to use medication.
33 (94%) subjects still had positive skin prick tests to one or more detergent enzymes
Only 16 (46%) and 4 (11%) found full or part-time job, respectively. There was difficulty to find new job after leaving the factory.