oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Occupational disease in bread bakers : allergies in the workplace

Volume 26, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Bakers have one of the highest rates of occupational disease. They are exposed to a wide variety of irritants and allergens. Baker's eczema and asthma are major causes of significant morbidity and loss of income in this population; however, these occupational diseases continue to be under-recognised. This article reviews the most common irritants and allergens associated with baker's eczema and asthma and interventions to limit exposure.

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