Risk of enzyme allergy in the detergent industry.

  title={Risk of enzyme allergy in the detergent industry.},
  author={Markku Vanhanen and Tiinamaija Tuomi and U Tiikkainen and Outi Tupasela and R. Voutilainen and Henrik Nordman},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={57 2},
OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of enzyme sensitisation in the detergent industry. METHODS A cross sectional study was conducted in a detergent factory. Sensitisation to enzymes was examined by skin prick and radioallergosorbent (RAST) tests. 76 Workers were tested; 40 in manufacturing, packing, and maintenance, and 36 non-exposed people in management and sales departments. The workers were interviewed for work related respiratory and skin symptoms. Total dust concentrations were measured… CONTINUE READING

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