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Respiratory function and immunological status in workers employed in a latex glove manufacturing plant


Žuškin, Eugenija; Mustajbegović, Jadranka; Kanceljak, Božica; Schachter, E. Neil; Macan, Jelena; Budak, Antun
Respiratory function and immunological status in workers employed in a latex glove manufacturing plant // American journal of industrial medicine, 33 (1998), 2; 175-181 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


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Naslov
Respiratory function and immunological status in workers employed in a latex glove manufacturing plant

Autori
Žuškin, Eugenija ; Mustajbegović, Jadranka ; Kanceljak, Božica ; Schachter, E. Neil ; Macan, Jelena ; Budak, Antun

Izvornik
American journal of industrial medicine (0271-3586) 33 (1998), 2; 175-181

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
latex workers; respiratory symptoms; lung function

Sažetak
A study was performed in 17 female workers employed in a latex glove manufacturing plant. The mean age of these workers was 42 years and the mean duration of their employment was 19 years. The employees were primarily nonsmokers or light smokers. The presence of chronic respiratory symptoms and acute work-related symptoms was recorded for these workers. Ventilatory capacity was measured during the morning work shift by recording maximum expiratory flow-volume curves from which forced vital capacity (FVC), I-second forced expiratory volume (FEV) and maximum expiratory flow at 50%, and the last 25% of the vital capacity (FEF50, FEF75) were measured. A control group of 17 nonexposed women workers was also studied. The prevalence of chronic respiratory symproms was greater among Inter workers than among control confectionary, packer workers, varying from 5,9% (vs 0% in controls) for occupational asthma to 58,8% (vs. 0% in controls) for dyspnea grades 3 or 4. There was also a high prevalence of acute work-related symptoms in this industry, in particular eye irritation (76,5%), dryness of the nose (70,6%), throat burning (70,6%), dryness of the throat (64,7%) and cough (58,8%). Among exposed workers, measured ventilatory capacity data were significantly lower than among controls, particularly FEF75 (75,1%+/-10,5%). One of the 17 studied workers (5,9%) had a positive skin reaction to latex and had symptoms compatible with occupational asthma. Our data suggest that in addition to occupational asthma, the manufacture of latex gloves is associated with frequent, nonspecific respiratory finding.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti, Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



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Projekti:
00220301
108246

Ustanove:
Institut za medicinska istraživanja i medicinu rada, Zagreb,
Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb


Citiraj ovu publikaciju:

Žuškin, Eugenija; Mustajbegović, Jadranka; Kanceljak, Božica; Schachter, E. Neil; Macan, Jelena; Budak, Antun
Respiratory function and immunological status in workers employed in a latex glove manufacturing plant // American journal of industrial medicine, 33 (1998), 2; 175-181 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)
Žuškin, E., Mustajbegović, J., Kanceljak, B., Schachter, E., Macan, J. & Budak, A. (1998) Respiratory function and immunological status in workers employed in a latex glove manufacturing plant. American journal of industrial medicine, 33 (2), 175-181.
@article{article, year = {1998}, pages = {175-181}, keywords = {latex workers, respiratory symptoms, lung function}, journal = {American journal of industrial medicine}, volume = {33}, number = {2}, issn = {0271-3586}, title = {Respiratory function and immunological status in workers employed in a latex glove manufacturing plant}, keyword = {latex workers, respiratory symptoms, lung function} }
@article{article, year = {1998}, pages = {175-181}, keywords = {latex workers, respiratory symptoms, lung function}, journal = {American journal of industrial medicine}, volume = {33}, number = {2}, issn = {0271-3586}, title = {Respiratory function and immunological status in workers employed in a latex glove manufacturing plant}, keyword = {latex workers, respiratory symptoms, lung function} }

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