Wheat allergen exposure and the prevalence of work-related sensitization and allergy in bakery workers.

@article{Jacobs2008WheatAE,
  title={Wheat allergen exposure and the prevalence of work-related sensitization and allergy in bakery workers.},
  author={Jos{\'e} J H Jacobs and Tim Meijster and Evert Jan Meijer and Eva Suarthana and Dick J. J. Heederik},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 12},
  pages={1597-604}
}
BACKGROUND Occupational airway diseases are common among bakers. The present study describes the association between exposure to wheat allergen levels and sensitization to wheat allergens, work-related upper and lower respiratory symptoms and asthma in bakery workers. METHODS As part of a Health Surveillance System for early detection of (allergic) occupational airway diseases a so-called 'validation study' was performed among Dutch bakers for validation of a diagnostic model that predict the… CONTINUE READING