Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelPrimary
Study Year2002
Molecular Weight of AgentHMW
Agent CategoryAnimal-derived antigens
Specific AgentLaboratory animal allergen
Occupation Laboratory animal handlers
Outcome/DiagnosisLaboratory animal allergy
Activity Intervention Re-design of animal housing, ventilated benches (mean:2 years)
Participation Rate27 of 29 eligible subjects (Participation rate:93%)
Intervention EffectivenessVentilations strategies reduced the allergen exposure levels four fold. Only two subjects developed specific immunoglobulin E > .35 KU/l, one who was reduced to negative after use of respiratory equipment.
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