Two studies of atopy (the innate risk of developing an allergy) and the effect of exposure to allergens. Given that people with a history of allergies are more likely to develop occupational allergy perhaps this should be used as a pre-placement screening enquiry?
BM Sympson et al. Clinical and Experimental Allergy. March (2001) Vol. 31 # 3 p 391.
DH Garabrant et al. American Journal of Epidemiology. March (2001) Vol. 153 #6 p 515.
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