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Study investigated acceptable latex aeroallergen concentrations below which latex-sensitive health care workers do not experience symptoms and to study the effect of high-efficiency particle arrest (HEPA)-filtered laminar flow helmets in preventing latex-induced symptoms. The laminar flow helmets were effective in reducing latex-induced symptoms. Only 1 volunteer exhibited a fall in FEV1 of 20% or greater after a cumulative inhaled latex aeroallergen dose of less than 100 ng, and no volunteer showed a decline in FEV1 after exposure to powder-free low allergen gloves.

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** 2- Approximately one third of workers with occupational asthma are unemployed up to 6 years after diagnosis.

** 2- Workers with occupational asthma suffer financially.

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