Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelSecondary
Study Year1986
Molecular Weight of AgentLMW
Agent CategoryDiisocyanates
Specific AgentToluene diisocyanate (TDI)
Occupation Polyurethane foam workers, spray painters, clean-up crew workers
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational asthma
Activity Intervention Removal from exposure (mean: 4.5 years)
Participation Rate7 of 12 eligible subjects (Participation rate: 58%)
Intervention EffectivenessSix of seven subjects presented with persistent asthma symptoms at follow-up, reporting daily medication use. Limitation: no comparison group.
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