Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelSecondary
Study Year1992
Molecular Weight of AgentLMW
Agent CategoryMetals
Specific AgentAluminum
Occupation Aluminum potroom workers
Outcome/DiagnosisWork-related asthma
Activity Intervention Removal from exposure, transfer to low-exposure area (2-27 months)
Participation Rate12 of 12 eligible subjects (Participation rate: 100%)
Intervention EffectivenessBetween time of relocation and follow-up, there was overall improvement in bronchial hypperresponsiveness (p<0.01) and symptoms (p<0.05), but no improvement in FEV1 or decrease in eosinophils.
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