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Workplace surveillance of occupational asthma
As a 21 year career nurse in the RAF, the last 13 as a Occupational Health Nurse with particular interest in Occupational Asthma. What concerns me is that I have come across the diagnosis of Occupational Asthma maybe twice in this time. Are the RAF, contary to my own experience, providing sa ...
Occupational Asthma, Employer, 2/20/2006, 3/10/2014,

Are personal sampling measurements always done in the presence of industrial hygienist?
I am doing a research thesis on exposure assessment methods. I am not too familiar with personal sampling. I would like to know if personal sampling measurement in the workplace are usually done in the presence of industrial hygienist. Thank you.
Occupational Asthma, Health Professional, 2/17/2014, 2/17/2014,

Is it true that Ecelectus Parrots don't shed a powdery type dander?
I heard of bird fanciers disease so I brought my parakeets back to the store after just having them a month. I never loved pets as much as them. With my fibromyalgia, caring for dogs was too difficult and my son is allergic to cats. The budgies filled a void in my heart. I'll forever miss them. ...
Occupational Asthma, Worker, 2/4/2014, 2/17/2014,

Is it possible to get asthma from baby chicks kept in house for three weeks in cage
My husband brought home 6 rhode island baby chicks back in April. He kept them in a cage in house for three weeks while building a coupe. My 13 year old daughter starting getting sick with respiratory in May. She was hospital 3 times at the end of May into June. She was diagnosed with asthma, ne ...
Oasys, Worker, 12/12/2013, 12/16/2013,

In desperate need of Occupational Lung Disease doctor in Detroit MI or Flint MI area
I'm in desperate need of a Occupational Lung Disease doctor in the Flint. Detroit Michigan area. I have several occupational lung diseases. I use to see Dr Michael Harbut in Detroit Mi he was one of the top doctors in the USA for occupational lung disease. But due to a illness he had to stop p ...
Occupational Asthma, Worker, 12/5/2013, 12/5/2013,

Comments for the page titled: "Hairdressers at increased risk of allergy to neuromuscular blockers during anaesthesia"
I was exposed to chemical at GM and have multiple lung diseases and neuromuscular disease. I take over 20 meds. I seen dr Michael Harbut in Royal Oak Mi but due to illness he had to retire. I've been looking for a occupational lung doctor. My illness is extremely complicated. Thank you
Page Comments, , 11/29/2013, 11/29/2013,

Comments for the page titled: "Limonene is more likely to cause occupational asthma when oxidised"
One product that should be watched with interest and considered for testing is a wall mounted dispenser of ozone and limonene that won an NHS innovation award see http://globalmedics.co.nz/aged-care/infection-control/air-disinfection-units/inov8-air-disinfection-wall-mounted-unit.html I doubt t ...
Page Comments, , 11/26/2013, 11/26/2013,

Comments for the paper: "Airway dysfunction in elite athletes – an occupational lung disease? ", 2013, Allergy
The review uses the Bradford Hill criteria to show that vigorous exercise, particularly in cold air athletes and swimmers, causes asthma. For professional athletes this is occupational asthma. The review convincingly shows that hyperventilation is more important than the environment, with cross- ...
Published Paper Comments, , 11/20/2013, 11/20/2013,

Comments for the paper: "Are operating room nurses at higher risk of severe persistent asthma? The Nurses' Health Study.", 2013, J Occup Environ Med
Asthma from exposures in operating theatres are well described (latex, acrylates, cleaning agents, anaesthetic gasses, aldehydes, hand gels, chlorhexidine, air conditioning systems etc). The risks are sufficient to warrent respiratory surveillance of exposed workers. The finding of severe asthma ...
Published Paper Comments, , 11/2/2013, 11/2/2013,

Comments for the page titled: "Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in compost workers"
This is no surprise, though I would disagree with the comment below that implies it can't be managed satisfactorily. See Seaton A et al Quart J Med 1994;87:529-37. As for understanding the reasons A fumigatus behaves like this, see Seaton A and Robertson M, Lancet 1989;i:893-4. Old they may be b ...
Page Comments, , 11/1/2013, 11/1/2013,

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