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Nearly 5 million adults have work-related asthma

March 4, 2017
ATLANTA — Data showed as many as 4.7 million working adults have work-related asthma, with health care support workers facing the most…

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Ships’ fuel oil exhaust may impact lungs of children in California

May 25, 2016
Nickel and vanadium found in burning fuel oil from ships off the Southern California coast might damage the developing lungs of children, according…

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Asthmagen exposure high among farmers, vocational workers

May 16, 2016
Workers in fields in Australia — such as farmers, animal workers and those in vocational jobs — have a high rate of workplace exposure to…

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Nitrogen dioxide elevations associated with acute exacerbations of respiratory disease

March 11, 2016
LOS ANGELES — In Pittsburgh, elevations of nitrogen dioxide were retrospectively associated with ED visits for acute exacerbations of…

In the Journals

Rapid nasal provocation test safe, efficacious in identifying house dust mite allergy

December 14, 2015
A rapid version of the nasal provocation test was effective in confirming a house dust mite allergy and can be performed in less time than the…

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CDC report says work-related asthma increased from 2009 to 2012

April 15, 2015
The percentage of ever-employed adults with current asthma that is work-related increased from 9% in 2009 to 15.7% in 2012, according to data…

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Increases in medical, recreational marijuana use raise allergy concerns

March 16, 2015
As marijuana becomes increasingly common and legally accessible in some states, clinicians have an increased concern regarding the potential…

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Dust in Middle Eastern deployment areas pose health risks to troops

February 21, 2015
HOUSTON ─ Dust from Iraq and Kuwait may cause acute and chronic lung problems for troops deployed in war zones as well as people who live there…

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AAAAI annual meeting to showcase new discoveries, treatments

February 20, 2015
Healio.com will present live coverage of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting today through Feb. 24 in Houston. The…

In the Journals

Asthma patients showed elevated sputum neutrophils when exposed to occupational asthmagens

January 9, 2015
Sputum neutrophils were elevated in adults diagnosed with severe asthma and exposed to workplace asthmagens, according to a recent study in BMC

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Blood lead levels linked with IgE sensitization to dust mites, arthropods

November 25, 2014
A positive relationship existed between blood lead levels and total IgE levels in US adults, with high blood lead levels significantly increasing the…

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Exposure to high-molecular-weight agents influenced occupational asthma, FENO

October 22, 2014
An increase in fractional exhaled nitric oxide was more strongly associated with occupational asthma caused by high-molecular-weight agents than with…

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Occupational exposure to hop dust associated with respiratory disease

September 22, 2014
Occupational exposure to hop dust had a strong association with respiratory disease in hop workers when compared with agricultural workers, recent…

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Flour, cleaning products top causes of occupational asthma in France

September 10, 2014
Flour and cleaning products were the main causes of occupational asthma in France, according to presenters at the European Respiratory Society…

In the Journals

Sputum adiponectin effectively identified Western red cedar asthma

August 19, 2014
Adiponectin in sputum was an effective marker for Western red cedar asthma in patients exposed to cedar dust, according to recent study results…

Industry News

Partnership formed to increase latex allergy awareness

July 10, 2014
The Allergy & Asthma Network announced that its Anaphylaxis Community Expert volunteer program has joined with the American Latex Allergy…

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‘Trapped’ allergy campaign kicks off EAACI annual congress

June 6, 2014
The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Asthma-Allergy Denmark have launched a campaign emphasizing that Europeans feel…

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WHO: Declining air quality poses significant risks worldwide

May 8, 2014
Data from WHO suggest that the air quality is worsening in much of the world, despite the availability of data to compare and improve conditions that…

In the Journals

Microbial transglutaminase may be an emerging inhalant allergen

April 22, 2014
Microbial transglutaminase has the potential to be a new and emerging inhalant high-molecular-weight allergen, according a research letter published…

Industry News

Swiss Air named allergy friendly by ECARF

April 16, 2014
Swiss International Air Lines has announced a plan to introduce various ground and inflight products to improve the air travel experience for…