Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search Results

Study Details
Prevention LevelPrimary
AuthorSchweigert
Study Year2000
CountryLatin america, North America
Molecular Weight of AgentHMW
CategoryBiological enzyme
AgentDetergent enzyme
OccupationDetergent industry workers (Includes cohort reported by Peters, 1997)
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational asthma
Activity InterventionEncapsulation of enzyme, compliance with operational enzyme guidelines, education and training, medical monitoring (use of skin prick test as screening method)
Participation RateLimitation: no report of participation rate
Intervention EffectivenessKeeping rates of sensitization less than 3% per enzyme per year effectively eliminated new cases of OA since 1994, when this model was implemented, through 1997. Atopy exclusion had little impact.
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