Occupational asthma and allergy in the detergent industry: new developments.

  title={Occupational asthma and allergy in the detergent industry: new developments.},
  author={Katherine Sarlo and Donald Bruce Kirchner},
  journal={Current opinion in allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={2 2},
This review highlights the latest developments in the control of enzyme-induced occupational asthma and allergy (rhinitis and conjunctivitis) in the detergent industry. The industry has developed guidelines for the safe handling of enzymes in order to reduce the risk of occupational allergy and asthma. Those manufacturing facilities that follow all of the guidelines enjoy very low or no cases of asthma and allergy among workers exposed to enzymes. The key to the success of the management of… CONTINUE READING