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  1. Preventing asthma epidemics due to soybeans by dust-control measures.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    The inhalation of soybean dust released during the unloading of soybeans into a silo caused outbreaks of asthma in Barcelona, Spain.

    This study was designed to determine morbidity due to asthma and serum IgE reactivity before and after the installation of filters in the silo.

    Methods

    We measured soybean-allergen concentrations in 136 samples of air collected for 9 months before and 24 months after the installation of filters.

    We compared the number of days on which there was an unexpected increase in emergency room visits for asthma, the number of days on which the number of emergency room visits for asthma in one four-hour period was so high that it was unlikely to be due to chance, and the mean daily number of emergency room and intensive care unit administrations for asthma for a total of 60 months before and after filter installation.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Allergie, Exposition professionnelle, Prévention, Homme, Asthme, Hygiène, Soja, Filtre, Silo, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Immunopathologie, Médecine travail

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Allergy, Occupational exposure, Prevention, Human, Asthma, Hygiene, Soybean, Filter, Silo, Respiratory disease, Immunopathology, Occupational medicine

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0116958

    Code Inist : 002B30B02A. Création : 199406.