Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelSecondary
AuthorBernstein
Study Year2003
CountryUSA
Molecular Weight of AgentHMW
Agent CategoryPlants
Specific AgentLatex
Occupation Health care workers in general population
Outcome/DiagnosisNatural rubber latex allergy
Activity Intervention Removal from exposure, substitution of agent, (switching to non-NRL gloves), transfer to low exposure area (mean:3.9 years)
Participation RateLimitation: no report of participation rate
Intervention EffectivenessOf 24 subjects with asthma symptoms at baseline, 4 subjects with work-related asthma left the workplace with no symptoms at follow-up, and 18 of 19 subjects who switched gloves had no symptoms at follow-up. One subject who undergone area transfer had rhinitis. The 4 subjects with work-related asthma experienced a mean 24% reduction in income.
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