Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelSecondary
Study Year1985
Molecular Weight of AgentLMW
Agent CategoryMetals
Specific AgentAluminum
Occupation Aluminum fluoride factory workers
Outcome/DiagnosisAsthmatic symptoms (nocturnal wheezing, breathlessness, reversible airways obstruction)
Activity Intervention Removal from exposure (mean 41 months)
Participation Rate19 subjects successively referred to department of lung medicine (Participation rate: 100%)
Intervention EffectivenessAirway hyperreactivity did not change significantly for 11of 19 subjects after period of non-exposure. The airway hyperreactivity also did not significantly change for six subjects who were continuously exposed for 48 months.
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