376 Pages 6 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    376 Pages 6 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    376 Pages 6 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Asthma can be caused and aggravated by occupational factors in working adults. Agents that are responsible for occupational asthma are either sensitizers or irritants. Prevention is important to reduce the impact of the disease. This new edition of Asthma in the Workplace focuses on recent developments that are reflected by an impressive addition to the scientific literature. This fifth edition retains key elements that have made the success of previous editions: worldwide contributors, variety of topics covered, presentation of key aspects using workplace scenarios and case histories. This new comprehensive edition is intended to be of interest for health professionals, researchers, students, practitioners and various professionals involved in the assessment and management of workers exposed to occupational factors that may cause or exacerbate asthma.

    Key Features

    • Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of work-related asthma, including historical aspects, epidemiology and risk factors, mechanisms and genetics, other types of work-related asthma conditions and variants, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, occupational urticaria and dermatitis
    • Assessment of the worker and workplace along with management of the worker, prevention and medicolegal aspects
    • Detailed information about specific agents, including a variety of high-molecular-weight and low-molecular-weight agents

    Table of Contents

    Part I : Introduction

    1. Definition and classification of asthma in the workplace
    Susan M. Tarlo, Olivier Vandenplas, David I. Bernstein, Jean-Luc Malo

    2. Historical aspects of occupational asthma
    Jack Pepys, I. Leonard Bernstein, Jean-Luc Malo, Susan M. Tarlo

    3. Disease occurrence and risk factors
    Mohamed F. Jeebhay, Paul K. Henneberger, Nicole Le Moual, Jean-Luc Malo, Susan M. Tarlo

    4. Mechanisms, genetics, and pathophysiology
    Piero Maestrelli, Adam V. Wisnewski, Christopher Carlsten, Xavier Munoz, Hung-Chang Tsui, Jeroen Vanoirbeek, Jean-Luc Malo, David I. Bernstein

    Part II : Assessment

    5. Assessment of the worker
    André Cartier, Kenneth D. Rosenman, Nathalie Bourdeau, Pierre Phénix, Pierre Séguin, David Fishwick, Jean-Luc Malo

    6. Assessment of the workplace
    Gert Doekes, Monika Raulf, Dick Heederik, Carrie A. Redlich
    (Editors: Susan M. Tarlo, Jean-Luc Malo)

    7. Immunological and inflammatory assessments
    Catherine Lemière, Joaquin Sastre, Monika Raulf, Piero Maestrelli, Olivier Vandenplas

    8. Functional assessment
    Hille Suojalehto, Vicky C. Moore, Gianna Moscato, P. Sherwood Burge, Jean-Luc Malo, Olivier Vandenplas

    Part III : Management

    9. Management of the worker
    David N. Weissman, Santiago Quirce, André Cartier, Jean-Luc Malo

    10. Prevention
    Susan M. Tarlo, Rolf Merget, Eva Suarthana, Julie McKibben, Jean-Luc Malo

    11A. Impairment and disability evaluations: I. Psychosocial, economic, and medicolegal aspects
    Kim L. Lavoie, Katelynn E. Dodd, Jacek M. Mazurek, Philip Harber, Sheiphali Gandhi, Paul D. Blanc, Kjell Toren, Jean-Luc Malo

    11B. Impairment and disability evaluation: II. Various legislations
    Mohamed F. Jeebhay, Philip Harber, Xaver Baur, Marcos Ribeiro, Hae-Sim Park, Ilenia Folletti, Ryan Hoy, Jean-Luc Malo

    Part IV : Specific agents causing immunological occupational asthma

    12. Occupational asthma in the baking industry
    Paul Cullinan, Torben Sigsgaard, Mohamed F. Jeebhay, Monika Raulf (Editor: Susan M. Tarlo)

    13. Asthma and allergy to animals, fish and shellfish
    Mohamed F. Jeebhay, Karin Pacheco, Andreas L. Lopata, Jean-Luc Malo

    14. Polyisocyanates and their prepolymers
    Athena T. Jolly, Piero Maestrelli, Carrie A. Redlich, Jean-Luc Malo, David I. Bernstein

    15. Western red cedar and other wood dusts
    Moira Chan-Yeung, Vivi Schlünssen, David Fishwick, Jean-Luc Malo

    16. Metals
    Rolf Merget, Vera van Kampen, Denyse Gautrin, Gareth I. Walters, Jean-Luc Malo

    17. Cleaning agents
    Jolanta M. Walusiak-Skorupa, Jonathan A. Bernstein, Frédéric de Blay, Orianne Dumas, Carole Ederle, Ilenia Folletti, Susan M. Tarlo

    18. Various high- and low-molecular weight agents
    Paul Cullinan, Ilenia Folleti, Xavier Munoz, Hille Suojalehto, Katri Suuronen, Marta Wiszniewska, Jean-Luc Malo, Olivier Vandenplas

    Part V : Specific disease entities and variants

    19. Irritant-induced asthma and reactive airways dysfunction syndrome
    Jonathan A. Bernstein, Orianne Dumas, Frédéric de Blay, Carole Ederlé, Jean-Luc Malo

    20. Asthma exacerbated at work
    Paul K. Henneberger, Gregory R. Wagner, Ambrose K. Lau, Susan M. Tarlo, Catherine Lemière 

    21. Eosinophilic bronchitis
    Santiago Quirce, Catherine Lemière, Jolanta Walusiak-Skorupa, Olivier Vandenplas, Joaquín Sastre

    22. Occupational rhinitis
    Andrea Siracusa, Dennis Shusterman, Olivier Vandenplas

    23. Airway diseases due to organic dust exposure
    Jill A. Poole, Santiago Quirce, Andrea Siracusa, Maria Cruz Carmona, Amber N. Johnson, Jean-Luc Malo, David I. Bernstein

    24. Occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis and organic dust toxic syndrome
    Anne-Pauline Bellanger, Jean-Charles Dalphin, Laurence Millon, Gabriel Reboux, Torben Sigsgaard, Jean-Luc Malo, David I. Bernstein

    25. Chronic obstructive airway disease due to occupational exposure
    Nicola Murgia, Kjell Torén, Paul D. Blanc (Editor: Susan M. Tarlo)

    26. Building-related illnesses and mold-related conditions
    Christopher Carlsten, Brett J. Green, Jean-Luc Malo, David I. Bernstein

    27. Occupational urticaria and allergic contact dermatitis
    D. Linn Holness, Victoria H. Arrandale, Karin Pacheco, Jean-Luc Malo, David I. Bernstein


    Susan M. Tarlo, Professor of Medicine, University Health Network and St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto; Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Olivier Vandenplas, Professor of Medicine, Head Department of Chest Medicine, Centre hospitalier Universitaire UCL Namur, Université Catholique de Louvain, Yvoir, Belgium

    David I. Bernstein, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

    Jean-Luc Malo, Professor of Medicine (retired), Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal and Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada