Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search Results

Study Details
Prevention LevelPrimary
Study Year2002
Molecular Weight of AgentHMW
CategoryAnimal-derived antigens
AgentLaboratory animal allergen
OccupationLaboratory animal handlers (Includes cohort reported by Fisher, 1998)
Activity InterventionComprehensive prevention program (1991-2000): education and training, use of PPE, administrative controls, engineering controls, medical surveillance, and RAST testing for animal allergens
Participation RateAll employees who worked with laboratory animal(s) at least once a week were included in the study. Data was collected from 626 employees during the study period. Limitation: no report of participation rate
Intervention EffectivenessDuring the five years of additional follow-up, incidence of LAA did not rise above 1.2%.
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