Occupational Exposure to Purified Proteins and Allergy

KAKOEPLI kakoepli at aol.com
Mon Dec 4 04:18:36 EST 1995


I recently read in Scientific American (Medicine) that up to 50% of
persons who work with proteolytic enzymes eventually develop
occupational-related asthma. Could this stat be accurate?

As a biochemist who regularly works with animals, animal tissues, and
purifed protein/enzyme preparations I would like to know whether
biochemists are at a greater risk for development of asthma and/or other
allergy problems.  I never have really heard anyone address this issue. 
Anyone out there have any opinions on this?

Please Respond to KAKOEPLI at aol.com



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