Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelPrimary
AuthorDouglas
Study Year1995
CountryUK
Molecular Weight of AgentHMW
Agent CategoryAnimals, Crustacea, seafoods, fish
Specific AgentSalmon
Occupation Salmon processors
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational asthma
Activity Intervention Exhaust ventilation (24 months)
Participation RatePrior to intervention: 291 of 291 eligible subjects (Participation rate: 100%) After intervention: 37 people who joined and remained for more than 3 months after intervention were the post-modification group. Limitation: no report of participation rate for post-modification group
Intervention EffectivenessEighteen months prior to the intervention, 8.2% of workforce (n=291) had OA. Two years after the intervention, none of the 37 new workers had OA.
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