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End of the Idyll : Farming and the Risk of Occupational Allergy

Paul Blanc, MD, FCCP
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Affiliations: San Francisco, CA
 ,  Dr. Blanc is Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Correspondence to: Paul Blanc MD, FCCP, 350 Parnassus Ave, Suite 609, San Francisco CA 94117; e-mail: blancp@itsa.ucsf.edu



Chest. 2005;127(4):1087-1088. doi:10.1378/chest.127.4.1087
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Agricultural workers are a particularly important risk group for work-related respiratory disorders and, at the same time, comprise a population that is notoriously difficult to study effectively. The range of conditions of the lower and upper airways to which farmers are prone includes zoonotic infections, extrinsic alveolitis, irritant inhalant injury, organic dust toxic syndrome, and asthma.1 As Chatzi et al2 show convincingly in the January 2005 issue of CHEST, this list of conditions should not omit allergic rhinitis.

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