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Nursing2015

June 2005, Volume 35 Number 6 , p 34 - 34 [FREE]

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    Nurses and other health care workers are especially vulnerable to occupational asthma, according to data from four states that monitor work-related asthma cases.

    During a 5-year period (1993 to 1997), health care workers accounted for 16% of the 1,879 confirmed cases of occupational asthma in California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey. Health care workers make up only 8% of the states' work force.

    Most of the asthma sufferers were nurses or others employed in hospitals. The most commonly reported asthma triggers were cleaning products, latex, and poor air quality. The researchers call for careful product purchasing and facility maintenance to lessen the risk to employees.

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    Work-related asthma among health care workers: Surveillance data from California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey, 1993–1997, American Journal of Industrial Medicine , E Pechter, et al., March 2005.

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Nurses and other health care workers are especially vulnerable to occupational asthma, according to data from four states that monitor work-related asthma cases.

 

During a 5-year period (1993 to 1997), health care workers accounted for 16% of the 1,879 confirmed cases of occupational asthma in California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey. Health care workers make up only 8% of the states' work force.

 

Most of the asthma sufferers were nurses or others employed in hospitals. The most commonly reported asthma triggers were cleaning products, latex, and poor air quality. The researchers call for careful product purchasing and facility maintenance to lessen the risk to employees.

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Work-related asthma among health care workers: Surveillance data from California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New Jersey, 1993-1997, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, E Pechter, et al., March 2005.