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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641054/behavioural-interventions-to-reduce-nickel-exposure-in-a-nickel-processing-plant
#1
Krassi Rumchev, Helen Brown, Amanda Wheeler, Gavin Pereira, Jeff Spickett
Nickel is a widely used material in many industries. Although, there is enough evidence that occupational exposure to nickel may cause respiratory illnesses, allergies and even cancer, it is not possible to stop the use of nickel in occupational settings. Nickel exposure, however, can be controlled and reduced significantly in workplaces. The main objective of this study was to assess if educational intervention of hygiene behaviour could reduce nickel exposure among Indonesian nickel smelter workers. Participants were randomly assigned to three intervention groups (n = 99)...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627111/european-surveillance-system-on-contact-allergies-essca-results-with-the-european-baseline-series-2013-14
#2
W Uter, J C Amario-Hita, A Balato, B Ballmer-Weber, A Bauer, A Belloni Fortina, A Bircher, M M U Chowdhury, S M Cooper, A Dugonik, R Gallo, A Giménez-Arnau, J D Johansen, S M John, M Kieć-Świerczyńska, T Kmecl, B Kręcisz, F Larese Filon, V Mahler, M Pesonen, T Rustemeyer, A Sadowska-Przytocka, J Sánchez-Perez, S Schliemann, M L Schuttelaar, D Simon, R Spiewak, S Valiukeviciene, E Weisshaar, I R White, S M Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Contact allergy is a common condition and can severely interfere with daily life or professional activities. Due to changes in exposures, a consequence of introduction of new substances, new products or formulations, and regulatory intervention, the spectrum of contact sensitisation changes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current spectrum of contact allergy to allergens present in the European baseline series (EBS) across Europe. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of data collected by the European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies (ESSCA, www...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589108/asthma-and-allergic-rhinitis-correlation-in-palm-tree-workers-of-jahrom-city-in-2016
#3
Mohammad Amin Farahmand Fard, Narges Khanjani, Aliasghar Arabi Mianroodi, Ahad Ashrafi Asgarabad
INTRODUCTION: Allergic rhinitis and asthma can be related to occupation. The present study aimed to investigate the correlation between asthma or allergic rhinitis and employment in the palm tree gardens of Jahrom, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study including 50 palm tree garden workers and a control group of 50 office employees. Data collection included demographics, as well as standard International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) and A New Symptom-Based Questionnaire for Predicting the Presence of Asthma (ASQ) questionnaires...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543634/thaumatin-and-gum-arabic-allergy-in-chewing-gum-factory-workers
#4
Mattias P Tschannen, Ulrich Glück, Andreas J Bircher, Ingmar Heijnen, Claudia Pletscher
Thaumatin is a sweetener and flavor modifier commonly used in the food industry. Likewise, gum arabic is widely used as a food stabilizer and thickening agent. We report here that a powder mixture composed of 10% thaumatin and 90% gum arabic led to allergic symptoms in the upper airways in occupationally exposed individuals: four of eight workers of a chewing gum factory exposed to this powder mixture had pronounced rhinitis. A positive skin prick test result for pure thaumatin was obtained in all four individuals with rhinitis of whom two also had a positive skin prick test result for pure gum arabic and gum arabic-specific IgE...
July 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516256/-skin-diseases-associated-with-environmental-factors
#5
REVIEW
Vera Mahler
BACKGROUND: Multiple environmental exposures may derange the regulatory and repair mechanisms of the skin and lead to dermatological disease. OBJECTIVES: Provide an overview of non-allergic skin diseases associated with environmental factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Review of current scientific evidence for associations of non-allergic skin diseases with environmental exposures: irritation, chemicals, infection, UV-radiation, temperature. RESULTS: Predisposition (constitution e...
June 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512370/occupational-contact-allergy-to-omeprazole-and-ranitidine
#6
Inmaculada Herrera-Mozo, Pere Sanz-Gallen, Gabriel Martí-Amengual
Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibition and ranitidine is an H2 histamine receptor antagonist widely used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflex disease, peptic ulcer disease, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and as a protector of the gastric mucosae. We report a case of occupational contact allergy to omeprazole and ranitidine. A 48-year-old man, with no pre-existing history of atopy or lifestyle factors. He neither had any medical history of consumption of drugs such as ranitidine and omeprazole. He worked for 19 months in the pharmaceutical company that manufactured ranitidine base...
May 16, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509715/epidemic-of-isothiazolinone-allergy-in-north-america-prevalence-data-from-the-north-american-contact-dermatitis-group-2013-2014
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Matthew J Zirwas, Dathan Hamann, Erin M Warshaw, Howard I Maibach, James S Taylor, Denis Sasseville, Joel G DeKoven, Anthony F Fransway, C G Toby Mathias, Kathryn A Zug, Vincent A DeLeo, Joseph F Fowler, James G Marks, Melanie D Pratt, Donald V Belsito
BACKGROUND: Preservative sensitivity patterns evolve with changing use patterns in products. During the last decade, the use of methylisothiazolinone (MI) at higher concentrations in both leave-on and rinse-off products has significantly increased. This is the first North American Contact Dermatitis Group reporting cycle that includes both methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI)/MI and MI data. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the prevalence of isothiazolinone allergy (MCI/MI and MI) in the North American Contact Dermatitis Group patch-test population from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014...
May 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483971/association-of-household-cleaning-agents-and-disinfectants-with-asthma-in-young-german-adults
#8
Tobias Weinmann, Jessica Gerlich, Sabine Heinrich, Dennis Nowak, Erika von Mutius, Christian Vogelberg, Jon Genuneit, Stefanie Lanzinger, Saba Al-Khadra, Tina Lohse, Irina Motoc, Viola Walter, Katja Radon
OBJECTIVES: We scrutinised the association of private use of household sprays and disinfectants with asthma incidence in young adults in the transition from school to working life. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2009,2051 young adults aged 19-24 years living in two major German cities took part in the Study on Occupational Allergy Risks II. Self-reported exposure to household sprays and disinfectants was characterised according to a composite score for frequency of use as no use (score=0), low use (score between 1 and the median), medium use (score between the median and the 90th percentile) and high use (score above the 90th percentile)...
May 8, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457804/the-clinical-pharmacology-of-non-sedating-antihistamines
#9
REVIEW
Kazuhiko Yanai, Takeo Yoshikawa, Ai Yanai, Tadaho Nakamura, Tomomitsu Iida, Rob Leurs, Manabu Tashiro
We previously reported on brain H1 receptor occupancy measurements of antihistamines in human brain using [(11)C]doxepin and positron emission tomography (PET). We proposed the use of brain H1 receptor occupancy to classify antihistamines objectively into three categories of sedating, less-sedating, and non-sedating antihistamines according to their sedative effects. Non-sedating antihistamines are recommended for the treatment of allergies such as pollinosis and atopic dermatitis because of their low penetration into the central nervous system...
April 27, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449346/airborne-allergic-contact-dermatitis-caused-by-isothiazolinones-in-water-based-paints-a-retrospective-study-of-44-cases
#10
Emmanuelle Amsler, Olivier Aerts, Nadia Raison-Peyron, Michèle Debons, Brigitte Milpied, Françoise Giordano-Labadie, Julie Waton, Marie C Ferrier-Le Bouëdec, Isabelle Lartigau, Catherine Pecquet, Haudrey Assier, Martine Avenel-Audran, Claire Bernier, Florence Castelain, Evelyne Collet, Marie-Noëlle Crépy, Nathalie Genillier, Pascal Girardin, Pauline Pralong, Florence Tetart, Dominique Vital-Durand, Angele Soria, Annick Barbaud
BACKGROUND: Airborne allergic contact dermatitis caused by paints containing isothiazolinones has been recognized as a health hazard. OBJECTIVES: To collect epidemiological, clinical and patch test data on airborne allergic contact dermatitis caused by isothiazolinone-containing paints in France and Belgium. METHODS: A descriptive, retrospective study was initiated by the Dermatology and Allergy Group of the French Society of Dermatology, including methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI)/methylisothiazolinone (MI)- and/or MI-sensitized patients who developed airborne allergic contact dermatitis following exposure to isothiazolinone-containing paint...
April 27, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447136/-environmental-health-relevance-of-airborne-microorganisms-in-ambient-and-indoor-air
#11
REVIEW
Sandra M Walser, Bernhard Brenner, Stefanie Heinze, Regine Szewzyk, Eike Wolter, Caroline E W Herr
Airborne microorganisms occur ubiquitously in the ambient air. Besides allergic and irritative-toxic effects, they can cause infections after inhalation. Occupational studies have shown that an increased incidence of respiratory diseases is found in adequately exposed workers. In addition to respiratory diseases, severe systemic infections can also occur in particular cases, such as in the case of a hantavirus infection that is recognized as an occupational disease. In studies from environmental medicine, respiratory diseases have also been observed in residents living in the vicinity of livestock facilities and evaporative cooling towers...
April 26, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437767/building-integrated-agriculture-a-first-assessment-of-aerobiological-air-quality-in-rooftop-greenhouses-i-rtgs
#12
Mireia Ercilla-Montserrat, Rebeca Izquierdo, Jordina Belmonte, Juan Ignacio Montero, Pere Muñoz, Concepción De Linares, Joan Rieradevall
Building-integrated rooftop greenhouse (i-RTG) agriculture has intensified in recent years, due to the growing interest in the development of new agricultural spaces and in the promotion of food self-sufficiency in urban areas. This paper provides a first assessment of the indoor dynamics of bioaerosols in an i-RTG, with the aim of evaluating biological air quality in a tomato greenhouse near Barcelona. It evaluates the greenhouse workers' exposure to airborne pollen and fungal spores in order to prevent allergy problems associated with occupational tasks...
November 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429304/new-perspectives-on-the-diagnosis-of-allergy-to-anisakis-spp
#13
REVIEW
Ignacio Moneo, Noelia Carballeda-Sangiao, Miguel González-Muñoz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To compare the prevalence of sensitization in different countries based on specific IgE values and to evaluate the use of isolated native or recombinant allergens for diagnosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Isolated allergens help in the diagnosis of truly sensitized patients avoiding false positives due to cross-reactions. Their use is therefore highly recommended, especially when used as a combination of several relevant allergens. The use of purified allergens allows an accurate diagnosis and this has led to three important findings: (1) in addition to the digestive route of sensitization, occupational and non-digestive exposure seems to be clinically relevant...
May 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425114/a-multi-institutional-joint-study-of-contact-dermatitis-related-to-hair-colouring-and-perming-agents-in-japan
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Akiko Ito, Kazue Nishioka, Hiromi Kanto, Akiko Yagami, Shigeki Yamada, Mariko Sugiura, Chihiro Yasunaga, Keiko Yoshii, Hiromi Kobayashi, Atsuko Adachi, Yuko Ikezawa, Kumiko Washizaki, Shigeki Inui, Hitoshi Miyazawa, Naoki Oiso, Tokio Nakata, Kayoko Matsunaga
BACKGROUND: In Japan, allergic contact dermatitis caused by hair colouring agents is a considerable problem for those occupationally exposed and also for consumers. Over the last 20 years, p-phenylenediamine (PPD) has been a common allergen, with ∼7% positive patch test reactions. OBJECTIVES: To investigate which ingredients caused allergic contact dermatitis related to hair dye and perming solutions in Japan, to assess whether PPD is suitable for screening for hair dye allergy, and to propose allergens for a Japanese hairdresser series...
April 20, 2017: Contact Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400946/the-state-of-asthma-epidemiology-an-overview-of-systematic-reviews-and-their-quality
#15
Jon Genuneit, Annina M Seibold, Christian J Apfelbacher, George N Konstantinou, Jennifer J Koplin, Stefania La Grutta, Kirsty Logan, Carsten Flohr, Michael R Perkin
BACKGROUND: Recently, we have published an overview of systematic reviews in allergy epidemiology and identified asthma as the most commonly reviewed allergic disease. Building on this work, we aimed to investigate the quality of systematic reviews in asthma using the AMSTAR checklist and to provide a reference for future, more in-depth assessment of the extent of previous knowledge. METHODS: We included all 307 systematic reviews indexed with asthma, including occupational asthma, and/or wheeze from our previous search in PubMed and EMBASE up to December 2014 for systematic reviews on epidemiological research on allergic diseases...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396866/survey-of-occupational-allergic-contact-dermatitis-and-patch-test-among-clothing-employees-in-beijing
#16
Yu-Xin Chen, Bing-Ai Gao, Hai-Yan Cheng, Lin-Feng Li
Occupational population-based epidemiological data relating to occupational contact allergies in the Chinese clothing industry are limited. To investigate the prevalence of occupational allergic contact dermatitis (OACD) and to identify the causative allergens among clothing employees in China, a cross-sectional study was conducted in 529 clothing employees at 12 clothing factories in Beijing. All employees were subjected to an interview using self-administered questionnaire and skin examination, and those who were diagnosed with occupational contact dermatitis (OCD) were patch tested...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389323/an-approach-to-allergy-risk-assessments-for-e-liquid-ingredients
#17
Sandra Costigan, Juan Lopez-Belmonte
Many flavours and fragrances are known allergens. Their selection and inclusion levels in e-liquids must therefore be guided by toxicological principles, taking into account the exposure pattern and inhalation route of exposure. For contact sensitisation, a general, agreed quantitative risk assessment approach to prevent dermal sensitisation exists. Here we propose exposure parameters and safety factors to apply this approach to e-liquid ingredients. Additionally, as a risk management approach for pre-sensitised individuals, we derive a threshold of 0...
April 5, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355639/occupational-inequalities-in-self-rated-health-and-non-communicable-diseases-in-different-regions-of-europe-findings-from-the-european-social-survey-2014-special-module-on-the-social-determinants-of-health
#18
Courtney L McNamara, Marlen Toch-Marquardt, Mirza Balaj, Nadine Reibling, Terje A Eikemo, Clare Bambra
Socioeconomic inequalities in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are evident across European populations. Several previous studies have addressed the question of whether occupational inequalities in health differ across European regions. It is uncertain however, the degree to which occupational inequalities in NCDs are similar or dissimilar across different European regions. Using 2014 European Social Survey data from 20 countries, this article examines occupational inequalities in poor self-rated health (SRH) and 14 self-reported NCDs separately for women and men, by European region: heart/circulatory problems, high blood pressure, back pain, arm/hand pain, foot/leg pain, allergies, breathing problems, stomach/digestion problems, skin conditions, diabetes, severe headaches, cancer, obesity and depression...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339013/immunological-effects-of-occupational-exposure-to-lead-review
#19
Concettina Fenga, Silvia Gangemi, Valentina Di Salvatore, Luca Falzone, Massimo Libra
It is well-known that occupational and environmental exposure to several factors, including benzene, heavy metals, chemicals and mineral fibers, is associated with the risk of developing a great number of diseases. Numerous studies have been carried out in order to investigate the mechanisms of toxicity of these substances, with particular regard to the possible toxic effects on the immune system. However, little is known about the influence of heavy metals, such as lead, on the immune system in human populations...
May 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317175/occupational-respiratory-allergy-in-peach-crop-workers
#20
Remedios Pérez-Calderón, M Ángeles Gonzalo-Garijo, Francisco José Rodríguez-Velasco, Silvia Sánchez-Vega, Borja Bartolomé-Zavala
BACKGROUND: Occupational respiratory diseases in workers of peach tree crops have been reported punctually and have been associated with sensitization to proteins present in both pollen and leaf tree. We report the study of 37 workers with respiratory symptoms related to occupational exposure to peach trees. METHODS: Prick tests and specific IgE determinations were performed with extracts from leaves and branches of peach tree. Immunodetection in leaf extract was realized by SDS-PAGE-immunoblotting with patient sera and rabbit serum anti-Pru p 3...
March 20, 2017: Allergy
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