Sensitisation to natural rubber latex: an epidemiological study of workers exposed during tapping and glove manufacture in Thailand.

@article{Chaiear2001SensitisationTN,
  title={Sensitisation to natural rubber latex: an epidemiological study of workers exposed during tapping and glove manufacture in Thailand.},
  author={Naesinee Chaiear and Steven S Sadhra and Marvia Jones and Paul Cullinan and Iain S Foulds and Peter Burge},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={386-91}
}
OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of sensitisation to natural rubber latex in latex tappers and latex glove factory workers, and to relate this to airborne exposure to latex. METHODS Five hundred workers employed in three latex glove factories, 314 tappers, and 144 college students (control group) were studied. The workers in the glove factories were classified into three exposure groups; high, moderate, and low. Personal exposures to natural rubber latex aeroallergens were measured by… CONTINUE READING