Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelSecondary
Study Year2003
Molecular Weight of AgentLMW
Agent CategoryDiisocyanates
Specific AgentToluene diisocyanate (TDI)
Occupation Workers in general population
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational asthma
Activity Intervention Removal from exposure (<10 yrs and >10 yrs)
Participation RateLimitation: no report of participation rate
Intervention EffectivenessCompared to subjects still exposed (n=13), less respiratory symptoms were reported for subjects removed < 10 years (n=44) (p<0.001) than for those removed > 10 years (n=30) (p<0.01), but symptom reporting was still high. Airway hyperresponsiveness persisted in subjects removed >10 years.
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