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Titolo:
Sensitization and lung function in workers occupationally exposed to natural thickening products
Autore:
Steger, A; Radon, K; Pethran, A; Nowak, D;
Indirizzi:
Univ Munich, Inst Occupat & Environm Med, D-80336 Munich, Germany Univ Munich Munich Germany D-80336 Environm Med, D-80336 Munich, Germany
Titolo Testata:
ALLERGY
fascicolo: 4, volume: 55, anno: 2000,
pagine: 376 - 381
SICI:
0105-4538(200004)55:4<376:SALFIW>2.0.ZU;2-3
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
STORAGE MITE ALLERGY; PREVALENCE; ASTHMA; SENNA; POPULATION; IGE;
Keywords:
guar; occupational asthma; senna; skin prick test; specific IgE; tamarind;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
24
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Radon, K Univ Munich, Inst Occupat & Environm Med, Ziemssenstr 1, D-80336 Munich, Germany Univ Munich Ziemssenstr 1 Munich Germany D-80336 Munich, Germany
Citazione:
A. Steger et al., "Sensitization and lung function in workers occupationally exposed to natural thickening products", ALLERGY, 55(4), 2000, pp. 376-381

Abstract

Background: Three workers engaged in the manufacture of natural thickener products (Cassia spp., guar, and tamarind flour) were occupationally sensitized to Cassia spp. Therefore, a cross-sectional study. on the prevalence of sensitization among and respiratory health of the employees of this plantwas conducted. Methods and Results: Sixty-two workers (36 with high, 26 with low exposure) participated in the survey. Skin prick tests and specific IgE tests with extracts of these components revealed that 11.3% were sensitized to Cassia spp. and 9.7% to at least one species of storage mites, with a significantly higher portion of atopic subjects in the sensitized group. Overall, 55% of the subjects reported work-related symptoms (upper and lower airways, eyes, or skin). FVC % pred. was significantly lower in highly exposed workers,while RV % pred. and RV%TLC % pred. were significantly higher in this group. In the multivariate model, sensitization was not a risk factor for impairment of lung function. Conclusions: Dust exposure to flours may not only cause allergic sensitization but also induce chronic changes in lung function.

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