Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelPrimary
AuthorDonoghue AM
Study Year2011
CountryAustralia
Molecular Weight of AgentLMW
Agent CategoryMetals
Specific AgentAluminum
Occupation Aluminum smelters
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational Asthma (OA)
Activity Intervention Exposure Control, respiratory protection, and pre-placement medical assessments.
Participation RateAll smelters participated in the study throughout the study period.
Intervention Effectiveness
  1. The incidence of OA was highest in 1992 at 9.46/1,000/year declining to 0.36/1,000/year in 2006
  2. The incidence of OA was significantly correlated with geometric mean total fluoride concentration(r(s)=0.497, P<0.00.
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