Why is the patients lung function below predicted, and can she return to work with either direct or indirect exposure to soldering fumes?

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The worker has asthma which is worse on workdays and is made worse (and probably caused) by colophony in the solder flux fumes. This is the most likely cause of her low FEV1 and airflow obstruction. The best solution would be to replace the flux with one without colophony. A less good solution would be to relocate her completely away from exposure. She should be followed up after remedial action with further measurements of peak expiratory flow and FEV1.

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