Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelBoth
AuthorRenstrom
Study Year2006
CountrySweden
Molecular Weight of AgentHMW
Agent CategoryPlants
Specific AgentWheat
Occupation Bakers
Outcome/DiagnosisReduction of inhalation of wheat allergen
Activity Intervention Usage with disposable P2 facemasks for short periods of time (20-minute sampling periods)
Participation RateLimitation: no report of participation rate 22 subject pairs with and without wearing a P2 facemask respectively
Intervention EffectivenessTwo models of intranasal air samplers (INAS-M1 and INAS-M2) were used to collect inhaled particles. The disposable P2 facemasks reduced the amount of inhalation of wheat allergen by 96% measured by INAS-M1 and 93% measured by INAS-M2.
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