Prevention of Work-related Asthma: Study Search Results

Study Details
Prevention LevelSecondary
Study Year1982
Molecular Weight of AgentLMW
CategoryWood dust or bark
AgentWestern red cedar
OccupationWestern red cedar workers
Outcome/DiagnosisOccupational asthma
Activity InterventionRemoval from exposure (mean: 3.5 years)
Participation RateLimitation: no report of participation rate
Intervention EffectivenessCompared to subjects still symptomatic (n=37), subjects who left the industry asymptomatic at follow-up (n=38) were more likely to have shorter duration of exposure prior to symptom onset (p<0.05), and shorter duration of symptoms prior to diagnosis (p<0.05). Subjects who remained on the job (n=50) continued to have asthma attacks.
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