Navigation Links
Certain Jobs May Still Pose Risk for Asthma
Date:1/30/2013

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to chemicals at work causes many cases of asthma, especially for plumbers, spray painters and hair stylists, a new study finds.

Researchers in Sweden found many workers are exposed to toxic substances while doing their jobs despite public warnings that they use protective equipment.

The international study involved more than 13,000 adults in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Estonia. Cases of asthma -- one of the most common adult diseases -- were tracked from 1980 to 2000. The total incidence of new cases was 1.3 asthma per 1,000 men, and 2.4 per 1,000 women, the study showed.

Seven percent of the asthma cases among women and up to 14 percent among men were linked to the workplace, the researchers recently reported online in the Annals of Occupational Hygiene.

"To be able to work proactively, it is essential to show which substances at work increase the risk of asthma and which occupations are high-risk," Linnea Lillienberg, a researcher at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, said in a university news release.

The study revealed the following workers are at greater risk for asthma because of toxic-chemical exposure on the job:

  • spray painters exposed to compounds called diisocyanates in paint
  • plumbers who handle adhesives and foam insulation
  • cleaners who come into contact with detergents
  • health care and social services personnel who use latex gloves and are exposed to detergents
  • food and tobacco industry workers exposed to certain proteins
  • hair stylists who handle chemicals in bleach
  • nail beauticians who use fast-acting glue

"Some people are more susceptible than others," added Lillienberg. "For example, people with hay fever have asthma more often if they're exposed to proteins from plants and animals. But if we look at individuals with no increased susceptibility,
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Vaccine yielded encouraging long-term survival rates in certain patients with NSCLC
2. Certain Birth Control Pills May Carry Higher Blood Clot Risk: FDA
3. Codeine After Surgery Could Endanger Certain Kids: Study
4. Decision guide reduced uncertainty over breast cancer prevention, study finds
5. Certain Genetic Regions May Be Tied to Osteoporosis
6. Hot Flashes More Likely for Certain Smokers, Study Says
7. Early Study Hints at Link Between Certain Sunscreens, Endometriosis
8. Cabazitaxel can offer an advantage in certain patients
9. Antioxidant shows promise as treatment for certain features of autism, Stanford study finds
10. Gout Flare-ups Rise Sharply With Certain Foods: Study
11. Mouse Study Suggests Certain Fats Could Trigger Crohns, Colitis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Certain Jobs May Still Pose Risk for Asthma
(Date:4/28/2015)... (PRWEB) April 28, 2015 Georgia ... the establishment of telemedicine programs in communities throughout Georgia, ... been selected as speakers at the American Telemedicine ... 2-5, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA. , GPT’s ... Officer; Sherrie Williams, Executive Director; Loren Nix, Liaison; and ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... (PRWEB) April 28, 2015 A ... Journal of Molecular Imaging and Biology showed initial ... 2nd generation fluorine-18 labeled small-molecule PSMA inhibitor. The ... University in Baltimore, MD by study co-author, Martin ... human evaluation of [18F]DCFPyL demonstrated a number of ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... LI, New York (PRWEB) April 28, 2015 ... Therapy in Commack. 2015 will be the third year that ... attention for the entire week. Hands On is offering some ... be offered. "What better time of the year could there ... Hands On. "All women deserve pampering and this is a ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... Colorado spine surgeon Donald Corenman, MD, DC ... spine education website NECKANDBACK.COM and his back ... This website has been redesigned to help patients gain ... causes of neck and back pain, and conditions and ... personally answers questions in the neck and back pain ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... 2015 It’s not all about the law ... For Schneiderman, a civil litigation and plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer ... and radio networks, it’s also about giving back to the ... the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Innovator’s Network. , “I ... the community, and lawyers can and do good community-focused work ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth Team Selected to Present at ATA 2015 2Health News:Second Generation 18F-labeled Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) Targeted Imaging Agent Found to be Highly Sensitive in Detecting Prostate Cancer 2Health News:Second Generation 18F-labeled Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) Targeted Imaging Agent Found to be Highly Sensitive in Detecting Prostate Cancer 3Health News:Commack Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa Dedicates Time To Celebrate Women 2Health News:Colorado Spine Surgeon Donald Corenman, MD, DC Launches Updated Version of NECKANDBACK.COM and Popular Back Pain Forum ASKSPINEDOC.COM 2Health News:Colorado Spine Surgeon Donald Corenman, MD, DC Launches Updated Version of NECKANDBACK.COM and Popular Back Pain Forum ASKSPINEDOC.COM 3Health News:Seattle Attorney Paul Schneiderman Helping to Combat Cancer 2
... University of Louisville Pediatric Emergency Department fellow ... Wingert Award for her platform presentation at the ... "Impact of Ultrasound-Guided Femoral Nerve Blocks in the ... emergency medicine research presented by a physician-in-training. ...
... , FRIDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- ,Recovery ... if patients are dependent on powerful opioid painkillers before ... narcotics such as morphine, codeine and oxycodone. U.S. ... patients with recovery rates for a group of patients ...
... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) ... 2050 their ranks could reach almost 9 million, a new U.S. ... has nearly tripled -- from 720,000 in 1980 to 1.9 million ... -- are women, particularly white women who live alone or in ...
... Mo. In the fast-paced world of health care, ... Researchers at the University of Missouri developed a tool ... health conditions related to diabetes on a single computer ... diabetes dashboard, saves time, improves accuracy and enhances patient ...
... , FRIDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- The difficulty June Stewart ... aversion to them. "I love salad and I love broccoli ... said her love of vegetables stemmed from her childhood. "We,ve always ... -- so we always ate vegetables." But over the past ...
... press release is available in French . ... noses, sore throats and clammy skin are as seasonal as ... they insecure about their jobs? A new study ... Health Psychology , has found that presenteeism, i.e. attending work ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Painkiller Dependence Before Knee Surgery May Slow Recovery 2Health News:More Americans Living to 90, U.S. Census Finds 2Health News:More Americans Living to 90, U.S. Census Finds 3Health News:MU researchers develop tool that saves time, eliminates mistakes in diabetes care 2Health News:Not Everyone Shuns Fruits and Veggies 2Health News:Presenteeism: A new word for working when sick 2
(Date:4/28/2015)... , April 28, 2015  Illnesses know no work schedule ... places of business. If you,ve ever woken up the morning ... sick as the proverbial dog, or if you,ve been putting ... how to fit it into your schedule, you,ve experienced this ... House Call Doctor Los Angeles offers an alternative for busy ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... 28, 2015 UPM Pharmaceuticals, an independent drug ... prestigious "2015 Industry Choice Award" in the Mid-sized and ... Life Science Leader magazine during the annual CMO ... York City on March 18, 2015. The ... service organizations based on survey responses from thousands of ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... 28, 2015  The Physician-Patient Alliance for Health ... , RRT has joined the Physician-Patient Alliance Board ... well-respected Registered Respiratory Therapist who has practiced in the ... for his excellent work on critical patient safety issues. ... Care (AARC) at various conferences addressing the need ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Your Health and Your Schedule Should not be at War 2UPM Pharmaceuticals Awarded The 2015 Industry Choice Award for Mid-sized and Emerging Pharma 2Noted Respiratory Therapist and AARC Representative Gene Gantt Joins Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety Advisory Board 2
... Introducing the new large ... new handpieces function as both ... the ultimate in flexibility. Its ... always wanted with the security ...
... 7600 Oscillating Saw offers unparalleled ... thanks to its 14.4V NiMH ... head may be rotated into ... any plane and will accept ...
... Breakthrough in Battery Powered Orthopedic Systems., ... new addition to the Hall® Surgical line ... System is the first and only software ... market. It is a full-function orthopedic power ...
... Introducing the new large ... Our new handpieces function ... electric instruments, offering the ... the versatility the industry ...
Medicine Products: