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Exposure to flour dust in UK bakeries: current use of control measures.
OBJECTIVES In May 2001, a maximum exposure limit (MEL) for flour dust was set in the UK at 10 mg/m(3) [8 h time-weighted average (TWA)] with a short-term exposure limit (STEL) of 30 mg/m(3) (15 minExpand
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Occupational chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a standard of care.
BACKGROUND Consistent evidence from population studies report that 10-15% of the total burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with workplace exposures. This proportionExpand
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Sensitization to wheat flour and enzymes and associated respiratory symptoms in British bakers.
RATIONALE Current literature suggests that flour exposed workers continue to be at risk of allergic sensitization to flour dust and respiratory ill health. OBJECTIVES A cross-sectional study of 225Expand
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Sensitization and symptoms associated with soybean exposure in processing plants in South Africa.
BACKGROUND Following the results of a previous study that highlighted the potential for significant levels of dust exposure in South African soybean processing plants, a clinical investigation wasExpand
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Respiratory symptoms, immunology and organism identification in contaminated metalworking fluid workers. What you see is not what you get.
BACKGROUND Metal working fluids (MWF) constitute a significant respiratory hazard, although symptoms experienced by workers are often poorly investigated and attributed. AIMS A single possible caseExpand
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Inhalable Dust and Protein Exposur in Soybean Processing Plants
Abstract Little is known about inhalable dust concentrations in soybean processing plants in southern Africa. This project measured inhalable dust in soybean plants in the region and correlated dustExpand
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Climate change: enabling a better working Britain for the next 100 years.
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the global community and has the potential to impact on the environment, society and global economy. The evidence of observed increases inExpand
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An outbreak of extrinsic alveolitis at a car engine plant.
BACKGROUND Twelve workers from a car engine-manufacturing plant presented with extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA), with heterogeneous clinical, radiological and pathological findings. They wereExpand
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Impact of worker education on respiratory symptoms and sensitization in bakeries.
BACKGROUND Flour exposure is known to cause significant respiratory problems. AIMS To investigate the development of work-related sensitization, the period between first exposure and theExpand
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Job satisfaction is more than a fruit basket, health checks and free exercise: Cross-sectional study among 10,000 wage earners
Aim: Workers who are satisfied with their job are the cornerstones of healthy and productive companies. This study investigated factors associated with job satisfaction in the general workingExpand
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