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Comments for the paper: "Comparing plasma, serum and whole blood indium concentrations from workers at an indium-tin oxide (ITO) production facility", 2016, Occup Environ Med
Indium-tin alloys are now used in the production of touch screens. Indium exposure can cause severe and unusual lung diseases with an alveolitis-like (or alveolar proteinosis-like) phase, progressing rapidly to destructive and sometimes fatal emphysema. The histology is unusual with large number ...
Published Paper Comments, , 12/21/2016, 9/8/2017,

Comments for the paper: "Metal worker’s lung: spatial association with Mycobacterium avium", 2017, Thorax
This paper describes an another outbreak of hypersensitivity pneumonitis with 3 index cases where a study of the workforce identified a further 3. The metalworking fluid from a common sump was found to be heavily contaminated with bacteria including Mycobacteria. Phylogenetic analysis of high-qu ...
Published Paper Comments, , 9/3/2017, 9/3/2017,

Comments for the page titled: "The Data Sheet"
I can't get the data sheet to come up for a new person. What's up with that? How can I?
Page Comments, , 4/4/2012, 8/14/2017,

Comments for the paper: "Unabated occupational risk in a patient with rheumatoid pulmonary fibrosis", 2017, Occup Med
possible case of chronic HP in a chicken sexer. Also had rheumatoid arthritis. Immunology negative but granuloma on lung biopsy. Died
Published Paper Comments, , 6/27/2017, 6/27/2017,

Comments for the paper: "Occupational asthma caused by acrylic compounds from SHIELD surveillance (1989–2014)", 2017, Occup Med
This review of cases from the Shield database reported 20 cases of occupational asthma due to acrylates, 1% of total notifications 1989-2014. A tackifier used to stick carpet tiles down in a new school caused cases in teachers and an artificial limb maker was sensitised while making the prosthes ...
Published Paper Comments, , 6/26/2017, 6/26/2017,

Comments for the paper: "Biopsy-proven hypersensitivity pneumonitis caused by a fluorocarbon waterproofing spray.", 2017, Occup Med
This case report of HP due to a waterproofing spray is unlike other reports with acute pneumonitis following a single exposure. This man was daily exposed spraying leather furniture
Published Paper Comments, , 6/26/2017, 6/26/2017,

Egg & peanut allergy - predisposition for allergic alveolitis ?
My son is to start work in a centre for birds and animals. Birds include a few parakeets, pigeons, chickens. He has peanut allergy (can go into shock), and egg allergy (vomits violently). He is also allergic to shellfish, house dust and pollen. (Mild asthma -has inhalers). On the whole his a ...
Occupational Asthma, Health Professional, 8/6/2016, 6/14/2017,

Has anyone seen occupational asthma from wood pellets
Eg the pellets that are made from energy crops or sawdust and are burnt to produce heat / energy.
Occupational Asthma, Worker, 8/20/2016, 6/14/2017,

Comments for the paper: "Interpretation of serial peak flow records for the diagnosis of occupational asthma – a method based on pattern recognition technology.", 1998, Unpublished
This paper was never published, we are not sure why as it was an improvement on Oasys-2. Perhaps the requirement to manipulate the input data to 5 days at work, 2 days off and 5 further days at work was thought to be a bit removed from the source data. We went on to develop the ABC score which s ...
Published Paper Comments, , 5/17/2017, 6/13/2017,

Comments for the paper: "Occupational allergy to fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) in laboratory workers", 2017, Occup Environ Med
This study shows a clear dose-response for frequency/intensity of exposure for specific IgE to fruit flies (5% low and frequent, 15% high and frequent) and work-related symptoms (chest symptoms 10% vs. 17%). There are a much larger number with work-related symptoms and no specific IgE (>30%) . T ...
Published Paper Comments, , 6/6/2017, 6/6/2017,

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