Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelPrimary
AuthorLevy DA
Study Year1999
CountryFrance and UK
Molecular Weight of AgentHMW
Agent CategoryPlants
Specific AgentLatex
Occupation Dental School Students
Outcome/DiagnosisSensitization to Latex
Activity Intervention Use of powder-free natural rubber latex gloves compared with use of powdered gloves.
Participation Rate103 dental students in France and 86 dental students in England. (Participation rate: 100%)
Intervention EffectivenessFor students who used powdered gloves:
  • 15% French students and 5% English students had positive skin test reactions to latex
For students who used powder-free gloves:
  • None of them were sensitized
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