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BOHRF Original Authors' Main Conclusions

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Helmet respirator would appear to be a valuable adjunct in the management of occupational asthma in those that opt to remain in exposure. However, they should be monitored carefully and regularly to ensure that their respiratory function has not deteriorated. Objective evidence of good protection was obtained in 6/8 asthmatics.

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* 3 Air fed helmet respirators may improve or prevent symptoms in some but not all workers who continue to be exposed to the causative agent.

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