Occupational allergies in seafood-processing workers

Jeebhay, Mohamed F., and Lopata, Andreas L. (2012) Occupational allergies in seafood-processing workers. Advances in Food and Nutrition Research, 66. pp. 47-73.

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Abstract

Global increased demand for seafood and its products has been associated with a concomitant rise in fishing, aquaculture, and processing activities. This increased harvesting of seafood is associated with more frequent reporting of allergic health problems among seafood processors. This review outlines the high-risk working populations, work processes, as well as host and environmental exposure risk factors for occupational respiratory and skin allergies. It also provides insights into the major and minor allergens as well as the pathophysiological mechanisms implicated. Diagnostic and preventive approaches are outlined in managing work-related allergy associated with seafood processing.

Item ID: 26671
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1043-4526
Date Deposited: 05 May 2013 23:57
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1107 Immunology > 110701 Allergy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920108 Immune System and Allergy @ 33%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920406 Food Safety @ 33%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920505 Mens Health @ 34%
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