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  1. Occupational asthma : time for prevention.

    Article - En anglais

    Incidence figures show that occupational asthma is increasing.

    It often takes a deteriorating course.

    Follow-up studies of workers suffering from the disease have uniformly reported persistence of symptoms over long periods, even among formerly exposed workers.

    New initiators of occupational asthma are continuously being reported.

    Still « old » agents, such as diisocyanates and flours, remain major causes.

    There seems to be some disconnection in the dialogue between the medical and the technical parties involved.

    For prevention, it is essential to ensure that important information not only reaches those who are responsible for designing and maintaining processes, but that it is presented in an intelligible form.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Prévention, Article synthèse, Médecine travail, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Occupational exposure, Human, Prevention, Review, Occupational medicine, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease

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

    Cote : 95-0011689

    Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 09/06/1995.