Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelPrimary
AuthorHeilman DK
Study Year1996
CountryUSA
Molecular Weight of AgentHMW
Agent CategoryPlants
Specific AgentLatex
Occupation N/A
Outcome/DiagnosisLatex aeroallergen levels
Activity Intervention Substitution of low-allergen latex gloves for high-allergen latex gloves.
Participation RateN/A
Intervention EffectivenessLatex aeroallergen levels were:
1. Significantly different for low-allergen latex glove use days (mean=1.1 ng/m3; median=0.9 ng/m3; range: 0.1 to 3.5 ng/m3) and for high-allergen latex glove use days (mean=13.7 ng/m3; median=7.7 ng/m3; range: 2.2 to 56.4 ng/m3) (p<0.001).
2. Strongly correlated with the total number of gloves used on designated high-allergen latex glove use(r=0.66, p=0.003).
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