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Fifteen-year trends in occupational asthma: data from the Shield surveillance scheme.
BACKGROUND Trends of occupational asthma (OA) differ between regions depending on local industries, provisions for health and safety at the workplace and the availability of a reporting scheme toExpand
Clinical investigation of an outbreak of alveolitis and asthma in a car engine manufacturing plant
Background: Exposure to metal working fluid (MWF) has been associated with outbreaks of extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA) in the USA, with bacterial contamination of MWF being a possible cause, butExpand
Occupational asthma due to low molecular weight agents: eosinophilic and non-eosinophilic variants
Background: Despite having a work related deterioration in peak expiratory flow (PEF), many workers with occupational asthma show a low degree of within day diurnal variability atypical ofExpand
Occupational asthma due to chrome and nickel electroplating.
BACKGROUND: Exposure to chromium during electroplating is a recognised though poorly characterised cause of occupational asthma. The first series of such patients referred to a specialistExpand
Sensitization and irritant-induced occupational asthma with latency are clinically indistinguishable.
BACKGROUND Acute irritant exposures at work are well-recognized causes of asthma. In the occupational setting, low-dose exposure to the same agent does not provoke asthma. Occupational asthma (OA)Expand
Work-related illness in offices: A proposed model of the “sick building syndrome”
Abstract A nationwide survey of 4 373 office workers at 47 office sites was conducted to assess the prevalence of the sick building syndrome and to investigate associated factors. The officeExpand
Interpretation of occupational peak flow records: level of agreement between expert clinicians and Oasys-2
Background: Oasys-2 is a validated diagnostic aid for occupational asthma that interprets peak expiratory flow (PEF) records as well as generating summary plots. The system removes inconsistency inExpand
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis in Workers Exposed to Metalworking Fluids
Background This study used data from a large UK outbreak investigation, to develop and validate a new case definition for hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to metalworking fluid exposure (MWF-HP).Expand
Health, employment, and financial outcomes in workers with occupational asthma.
OBJECTIVE--To study the health, employment, and financial outcome of occupational asthma. DESIGN--A follow study of workers with confirmed occupational asthma. SETTING--A specialist occupational lungExpand
Comparison of health problems related to work and environmental measurements in two office buildings with different ventilation systems.
A cross sectional survey investigating "building sickness" was carried out in two buildings with similar populations of office workers but differing ventilation systems, one being fully airExpand