Print ISSN: 0253-0759

Online ISSN: 2413-4414

Author : Q. Al-Yassen, Asaad


OCCUPATIONAL RESPIRATORY ALLERGIC DISEASES AMONG WORKERS IN BAKERIES / BASRAH

Asaad Q. Al-Yassen

The Medical Journal of Basrah University, Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages 99-103
DOI: 10.33762/mjbu.2009.49181

ABSTRACT
A cross-sectional comparative study was carried out to estimate the prevalence of occupational respiratory allergic
diseases in bakeries in Basrah. The study was carried out on bakery workers who were exposed to flour dust during
work and compared with non exposed group. The study involved 68 bakery workers and 68 comprise group. A special
questionnaire was used for the purpose of the study. The results showed that the prevalence of work-related
respiratory allergic condition as reported by workers and diagnosed by the investigator was significantly higher
among the exposed group than that in the comparison group. Safety measures are highly recommended in such type
of work conditions.