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Occupational asthma due to polyethylene shrink wrapping (paper wrapper's asthma).
  1. P F Gannon,
  2. P S Burge,
  3. G F Benfield
  1. Occupational Lung Disease Unit, East Birmingham Hospital.


    Occupational asthma due to the pyrolysis products of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) produced by shrink wrapping processes has previously been reported. The first case of occupational asthma in a shrink wrap worker using a different plastic, polyethylene, is reported; the association was confirmed by specific bronchial provocation testing.

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