Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelSecondary
AuthorMerget
Study Year2001
CountryGermany
Molecular Weight of AgentLMW
Agent CategoryMetals
Specific AgentPlatinum
Occupation Platinum refinery workers (Includes cohort reported by Merget, 1994, 1999)
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational asthma
Activity Intervention Medical surveillance, removal from exposure (5 years) Examinations for medical surveillance took place 6 and 12 months after 1st investigation and thereafter in yearly intervals.
Participation Rate56 of 159 eligible subjects (Participation rate: 35%)
Intervention EffectivenessShortness of breath or wheeze was more likely to be reported by subjects who were removed from exposure (n=12) than controls (n=42). Positive skin prick test results declined or became negative in all subjects removed from exposure.
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