Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelPrimary
Study Year2007
Molecular Weight of AgentLMW
Agent CategoryOther Chemicals
Specific AgentOrtho-phthalaldehyde
Occupation Health care workers in an endoscopy unit.
Outcome/DiagnosisBronchial asthma and contact dermatitis.
Activity Intervention Dipping work was stopped. Personal protector was given to each health care worker. Make improvement of local ventilation for auto-washers. Health education was provided to health care workers
Participation RateResearchers evaluated 70 health care workers in 2004. One year later, they examined 83 workers in the same work place.
Intervention EffectivenessPrevalence of symptoms was significantly declined from 24 % to 2.4 %. Contact dermatitis dropped from 4 workers to 0.
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