Occupational Asthma Reference

Burge PS, Scott JA, McCoach J, Occupational asthma caused by aluminium, Allergy, 2000;55:779-780,

Keywords: occupational asthma, aluminium chloride, aluminium, challenge, PEF, foundry, nc, br, dual reaction, oa

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Sherwood Burge, Oasys Sherwood Burge

Jennifer McCoach (now Croft), Oasys Jennifer McCoach (now Croft)

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Respiratory disease in aluminium potroom workers has been well recognized
since the first Norwegian report in 1936. There is still controversy whether this is an irritant reaction to hydrogen fluoride or a specifc reaction to aluminium fluoride. We report the first case of aluminium asthma in a foundry worker with a positive specific challenge test to aluminium chloride, raising the possibility that potroom asthma is due
to a reaction to aluminium fluoride.

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