Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search

Prevention LevelPrimary
Study Year2004
Molecular Weight of AgentHMW
Agent CategoryBaking allergens
Specific AgentBaking allergens,fungal amylase
Occupation Flour milling, bakers
Outcome/DiagnosisSensitization and symptoms
Activity Intervention Health surveillance(1993), education, engineering controls, PPE
Participation RateEmployees who in the course of their work could be exposed to dusts from any powdered ingredient were included in the surveillance program.
Intervention EffectivenessThe incidence the 1st 5 years (1993-1998) was 2085 per million employees per year;the last five years (1999-2003) the incidence was reduced to 405 per million employees per year.
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