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BOHRF Original Authors' Main Conclusions

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Change in glove to lower protein, powder free natural rubber latex (NRL) glove reduces NRL allergy in employees. 2 of the 3 nurses with occupational asthma were able to return to work. Reduction of new onset of NRL-related occupational asthma and also workers with previously diagnoses NRL-occupational asthma were able to continue working in a hospital setting.

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*** 2++ Reducing airborne exposure reduces the number of workers who become sensitised and who develop occupational asthma.

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