Archives For: August 2009

The respiratory and cutaneous effects of hard and soft wood exposure

August 9, 2009 - 3:12 pm

Our goal was to assess the relationships between wood dust exposure and respiratory and skin problems in softwood sawmill workers. 53 workers’ exposures and effects were measured over a work-week. The controls were male workers in other industries, not exposed to significant respiratory hazards.

Re-analysis of workplace datasets to examine co-occurrence of lung and skin symptoms

August 9, 2009 - 2:35 pm

Four workplace based studies conducted previously were combined and reanalyzed to determine the occurrence of skin and lung symptoms in several populations of workers and determine how common it is to have co-existing lung and skin symptoms. The studies were of embalmer, soda ash workers (ammonia), softwood workers and cabinet makers.

An official ATS proceedings: asthma in the workplace: the Third Jack Pepys Workshop on Asthma in the Workplace: answered and unanswered questions.

August 7, 2009 - 12:21 pm

Tarlo SM, Malo JL; Third Jack Pepys Workshop on Asthma in the Workplace Participants. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2009 Aug 1;6(4):339-49. ABSTRACT: The Third Jack Pepys Workshop on Asthma in the Workplace held in Montreal, Canada in May 2007 focused on emerging data, including progress over the...

Rapid development of allergic contact dermatitis from dicyclohexylmethane-4,4'-diisocyanate.

August 2, 2009 - 11:19 am

Donovan JC, Kudla I, DeKoven JG. Dermatitis. 2009 Aug;20(4):214-7. ABSTRACT: Isocyanates are widely used in the manufacturing of rigid and flexible foams, fibers, and coatings such as paints, varnishes, and elastomers but are rarely reported as contact sensitizers. The aliphatic diisocyanate...