Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelSecondary
AuthorBurge
Study Year1982
CountryUK
Molecular Weight of AgentLMW
Agent CategoryFluxes
Specific AgentColophony
Occupation Electronic workers (Includes cohort reported by Burge, 1980)
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational asthma
Activity Intervention Removal from exposure, transfer to low exposure area (1-4 years)
Participation Rate39 of 45 eligible subjects (Participation rate: 87%)
Intervention EffectivenessNormal bronchial reactivity returned in 10 of 20 subjects who left factory, but in only 1 of 9 subjects who moved within the plant. Only 2 of 20 subjects who left plant were symptom free at follow-up, with most having considerable reduction in quality of life.
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