The impact of allergies and allergy treatment on worker productivity.

  title={The impact of allergies and allergy treatment on worker productivity.},
  author={Wayne N Burton and Daniel J Conti and Ching Yu Chen and Alyssa B. Schultz and Dee W. Edington},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={43 1},
Allergic disorders are a chronic and highly prevalent condition in the general population and the workforce. Their effect on workers and corporate costs go beyond the direct cost of treatment, as the condition can lower a worker's productivity. Previous research includes estimates of the decrease in productivity associated with allergic disorders. None of these studies, however, offered an objective measure of how worker productivity is affected by allergic disorders. In the present study, the… CONTINUE READING

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