Occupational asthma due to formaldehyde.

  title={Occupational asthma due to formaldehyde.},
  author={Peter Burge and Mark G. Harries and Wah Kit Lam and Inga O'Brien and P A Patchett},
  volume={40 4},
Bronchial provocation studies on 15 workers occupationally exposed to formaldehyde are described. The results show that formaldehyde exposure can cause asthmatic reactions, and suggest that these are sometimes due to hypersensitivity and sometimes to a direct irritant effect. Three workers had classical occupational asthma caused by formaldehyde fumes, which was likely to be due to hypersensitivity, with late asthmatic reactions following formaldehyde exposure. Six workers developed immediate… CONTINUE READING

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