Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelSecondary
AuthorDouglas
Study Year1995
CountryUK
Molecular Weight of AgentHMW
Agent CategoryAnimals, Crustacea, seafoods, fish
Specific AgentSalmon
Occupation Salmon processors
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational asthma
Activity Intervention Transfer to low exposure area, removal from exposure (24 months)
Participation Rate24 of 24 eligible subjects (Participation rate: 100%)
Intervention EffectivenessEleven of 24 subjects showed clinical and pulmonary function improvement. Thirteen of 24 subjects with persistent symptoms were advised to leave, becoming symptom-free and regaining normal lung function. Limitation: no comparison group.
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