Occupational Asthma Reference

Agius RM, Davison AG, Hawkins ER, Newman Taylor AJ, Occupational asthma in salbutamol process workers, Occup Environ Med, 1994;51:397-399,

Keywords: asthma, salbutamol, pharmaceutical, mechanism

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Raymond Agius, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Manchester University Raymond Agius

Tony Newman Taylor, Royal Brompton Hospital, London Tony Newman Taylor

Tony Davison, Southend Hospital, UK Tony Davison

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Occupational asthma after exposure to salbutamol in the pharmaceutical industry has not been previously reported. The occurrence of occupational asthma is described in two pharmaceutical process workers who were likely to have inhaled doses appreciably in excess of the therapeutic dose range. The findings do not lead to an unequivocal conclusion on the mechanism of the asthma but it was probably a pharmacological consequence of high exposure

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