Systematic recording of respiratory tract diseases caused by sensitising workmaterials
Sector: -cross sectoral-
Type of hazard: dangerous substances, work related diseases
Catchwords: allergenic substances, chemical working substances
Status: completed 12/1997
Financed by: Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG), Bergbau-Berufsgenossenschaft
Research institution(s): Berufsgenossenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut für Arbeitsmedizin (BGFA), Bochum
Description, key words:
Assessment of literature and data on 200 respiratory tract sensitising workmaterials
The German ministry for work and social affairs (working group "sensitising workmaterials") is undertaking a corresponding listing and grouping for technical workprotection taking account of EU-drafts. This has revealed a lack of integral, weighted analysis of published research results on the subject. Goal: assessment of the available literature and statistics (amongst other things occupational illness documentation) for indications regarding the respiratory tract allergising effect of workmaterials, in particular threshold concentrations and dose-effect relations.
Data research, evaluation of literature
List with chemical parameters (synonyms, total formulae, molecular weight, CAS-No.), limit values, danger indications and in particular clinical data from international literature for over 200 work materials causing sensitising of the respiratory tract.
last update: 08.07.2002