Skip to main content

Table 1 Demographic and exposure data of the subjects participating in the study

From: Maize pollen is an important allergen in occupationally exposed workers

  Subject
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Male (M) /Female (F) F M F M F F F F
No current Smoker (NS)/Smoker (S) NS NS NS S NS NS NS S
Pack years     0.8     4.5
Cumulative exposure to maize pollen # 29.4 42.2 8.1 7.0 3.2 1.1 50.5 6.0
Past maize pollination (years before this examination) 0 0 4.1 0 0 0.3 0 0.9
Use of occupational protection measures     
- at first contact with maize pollen Dust mask, lab coat Dust mask, lab coat Only lab coat Gloves, headpiece, dust mask None None None None
- during their past pollination* Overall, gloves, air-supplied respirator
  1. (according to work-related symptoms and CAP results (CAP class ≥ 1) subjects 1 to 5 were considered as "maize pollen-allergic")
  2. #product of duration of maize pollination in years and average hours per week
  3. *between 2006 and 2007, the use of overalls and air-supplied respirators was introduced at the workplace as an occupational protection measure