Table 2

Percentage of bakers with work related symptoms, positive skin prick tests (SPT) or radioallergosorbert test (RAST) to flour or any bakery allergen and the corresponding dust measurements

Symptoms (%)Pos SPT or RASTDust from personal samples
nEyes/noseChestFlourAnynGM range (mg/m3)Reference
*Work related symptoms from the eyes or nose and chest.
GM, geometric mean; NR, not reported.
133 0*NRNR1330.2–1.8Hartmann 1986
13911*NRNR1391.0–4.4
    4217*NRNR423.2–19.8
183139 528320.01–3.0Musk 1989
    963017 535471.7–11.0
104115 217205< 1Cullinan, Nieuwenhuijsen 1994
    90153 6251911–5
    623111 53099<5
11715* 4NR1510.5 (mean)Houba 1998
10723* 8NR1200.8 (mean)
12229*14NR1782.4 (mean)