# Demographic data MDI exposure year (*PPE) Biomonitoring MDA va

# Demographic data MDI exposure. year (*PPE) Biomonitoring MDA PRIMA-1MET values (at the time of sampling) Air monitoring. median value 5 ppb Immunological status Reported duration of resp. sympt (year). Lung function SPT MDI-HSA MDI-SIC MDI-HSA-specific antibodies Final clinical diagnosis Sex Age Smo-king status SPT comm. allerg. Total IgE kU/L FVC  % MDV3100 concentration pred FEV1  % pred. NS-BHR MDI-sIgE kU/L MDI-sIgG mg/L Group B: Workplace field controls; workers currently exposed to MDI  1 M 38 Yes 11.3 0.16 μg MDA/g Creatinine Neg. 39.3 –

98 84 n.d. n.d. n.d. <0.02 <3 RCI  2 M 43 Yes 10.1 0.90 μg MDA/g Creatinine. Neg. 42.9 – 102 98 n.d. n.d. n.d. <0.02 <3 RCI  3 M 33 Yes 8.2 (*) 0.30 μg MDA/g Creatinine Neg. 97.3 – 104 click here 84 n.d. n.d. n.d. 0.25 3.5 H  4 M 33 No 7.7 0.32 μg MDA/g Creatinine Neg. 37.7 – 97 88 n.d. n.d. n.d. <0.02 <3 CI  5 M 32 Yes 5.5 0.20 μg MDA/g Creatinine Neg. 13.3 – 109 91 n.d. n.d. n.d. <0.02 <3 CI  6 M 25 No 2.1 0.22 μg MDA/g Creatinine Pos. 28.6 – 96 92 n.d. n.d. n.d. <0.02 <3 RCIDI The six industrial workers involved in the production of MDI cont. coatings reported to have no respiratory symptoms (questioner) before being enrolled for the analysis. 5 showed RC/C symptoms after the work week, only one worker hat no measurable symptoms. Only

one worker was wearing the personal protective mask (PPE) during the whole work shift M, Male; F, Female; comm. allerg., common allergens; MDI exp. duration of work-related exposure to MDI; lag time, lag time since last exposure; resp. sympt, duration of reported respiratory symptoms;

FVC, forced vital capacity; FEV1, forced expiratory volume in 1 s; NSBHR, non-specific bronchial hyper-responsiveness; MDI-SIC, MDI-specific inhalation challenge; sIgE, MDI-specific IgE; sIgG, MDI-specific IgG. OAI, occupational MDI asthma; PI, MDI-induced hypersensitivity pneumonitis; DI, dermatitis, due to MDI; CI, conjunctivitis due Selleckchem Abiraterone to MDI; RCI, rhino-conjunctivities, due to MDI; n.d. not determined; H, healthy There was a linear correlation between both the IgE and IgG values collected with either our fluorescence immunoassay using in-vapor conjugates and the commercially available ImmunoCAPs (Phadia) analysis with r = 1.00 and r = 0.79 (for IgE and IgG, respectively). Because of this high correlation, one can presume that these commercial conjugates were made in-vapor. All positive and negative antibody values in reactive and non-reactive subjects correlated between the two CAP systems within a permissive assay variability of 0.5–20 % for the absolute sIgE values. For the IgG data, however, the values collected with commercial CAPs were up to 35 % higher (resulting in false-positive values in lower range).

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