Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelSecondary
Study Year1991
Molecular Weight of AgentLMW
Agent CategoryMetals
Specific AgentAluminum
Occupation Aluminum potroom workers
Outcome/DiagnosisAsthma-like syndrome
Activity Intervention Transfer to exposure free area (mean: 3.7 years)
Participation RateLimitation: no report of participation rate
Intervention EffectivenessFor duration of exposure of less than one year, 4 of 8 subjects improved in respiratory symptoms while the rest normalized. For duration of exposure greater than one year, 14 of 22 subjects improved, 4 of 22 subjects normalized, and 4 of 22 subjects remained unchanged in respiratory symptoms.
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