Occupational asthma; the limited role of air-fed respiratory protective equipment

Ilgaz, Aslihan
Moore, Vicky C.
Robertson, Alastair S.
Walters, Gareth I.
Burge, P. Sherwood
Background Evidence-based reviews have found that evidence for the efficacy of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) in the management of occupational asthma (OA) is lacking.


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Citation Formats
A. Ilgaz, V. C. Moore, A. S. Robertson, G. I. Walters, and P. S. Burge, “Occupational asthma; the limited role of air-fed respiratory protective equipment,” OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE-OXFORD, pp. 329–335, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/68102.