Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelPrimary
AuthorBuyantseva LV
Study Year2011
CountryCanada
Molecular Weight of AgentLMW
Agent CategoryDiisocyanates
Specific AgentDiisocyanates
Occupation Various
Outcome/DiagnosisDiisocyanate(ISO) and non-diisocyanate (N-ISO) occupational asthma (OA)
Activity Intervention Diisocyanate surveillance program
Participation RateThere were 99 OA claims: 37 ISO and 62 N-ISO during 1980 to 1993
Intervention EffectivenessTo investigate changes in yearly rates of sensitizer-induced ISO and N-ISO OA, as reflected by compensation claims:
  • The commonest professions were spray painters (41%) and production workers (38%) in the ISO group and production workers (49%) and health care workers (8%) in the N-ISO group.
  • ISO and N-ISO claims declined from the previous period, especially for IS.
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