Occupational allergy and asthma among salt water fish processing workers.

  title={Occupational allergy and asthma among salt water fish processing workers.},
  author={Mohamed Jeebhay and Thomas G. Robins and Mary E. Miller and Eric W. Bateman and Marius Smuts and Roslynn Baatjies and Andreas Ludwig Lopata},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={51 12},
BACKGROUND Fish processing is a common economic activity in Southern Africa. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and host determinants of allergic symptoms, allergic sensitization, bronchial hyper-responsiveness and asthma among workers processing saltwater fish. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted on 594 currently employed workers in two processing plants involved in pilchard canning and fishmeal processing. A modified European Community Respiratory Health Survey… CONTINUE READING