amylase

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Amylase is the principal enzyme adding to baking flour as an improver and is a common cause of bakers asthma. IgE are usually present. 

There are other sources of exposure outside of baking.

References for: amylase See published papers on "amylase" from this website.
Haz-Map information on: amylase See information on "amylase" from the HazMap (Information on Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases) website.

Oasys Notifications for amylase

The Oasys Audit scheme started midway through 2010 and collects agents typed in through the Oasys program. The years before 2010 show old data entered during 2010 or later and are likely to have many fewer notifications. We expect Oasys to become more widely adopted as time goes by so increasing notifications does not necessarily mean an increasing problem.

Occupational asthma notifications to the Oasys Audit Scheme for amylase

Selected References for amylase

Full Text Available for Allergen and dust exposure as determinants of work-related symptoms and sensitisation in a cohort of flour-exposed workers; A case-control analysis Cullinan P, Cook A, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ et al, Allergen and dust exposure as determinants of work-related symptoms and sensitisation in a cohort of flour-exposed workers; A case-control analysis, Ann Occup Hyg, 2001;45:97-103,
Paul Cullinan, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK, an author of 'Allergen and dust exposure as determinants of work-related symptoms and sensitisation in a cohort of flour-exposed workers; A case-control analysis'

Abstract Available for Exposure-response relations of alpha-amylase sensitisation in British bakeries and flour mills Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Heederik D, Doekes G et al, Exposure-response relations of alpha-amylase sensitisation in British bakeries and flour mills, Occup Environ Med, 1999;56:197-201,
Dick Heederik, Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht, an author of 'Exposure-response relations of alpha-amylase sensitisation in British bakeries and flour mills'

Abstract Available for Baker's asthma: still among the most frequent occupational respiratory disorders Baur X, Degens PO, Sander I, Baker's asthma: still among the most frequent occupational respiratory disorders, J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1998;102:984-997,
Xaver Baur, Institute of occupational medicine, Hamburg, an author of 'Baker's asthma: still among the most frequent occupational respiratory disorders'

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