Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/28963
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Parental occupation is a risk factor for childhood wheeze and asthma
Author(s): Tagiyeva, Nara
Devereux, Graham
Semple, Sean
Sherriff, Andrea
Henderson, John
Elias, Peter
Ayres, Jonathan G
Contact Email: sean.semple@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Children
flour
jobs
latex
parents
wheezing
Issue Date: May-2010
Citation: Tagiyeva N, Devereux G, Semple S, Sherriff A, Henderson J, Elias P & Ayres JG (2010) Parental occupation is a risk factor for childhood wheeze and asthma. European Respiratory Journal, 35 (5), pp. 987-993. https://doi.org/10.1183/09031936.00050009
Abstract: The present birth cohort study investigated whether or not childhood wheeze and asthma are associated with parental exposure to occupational sensitisers that cause asthma. Parental occupation, from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), was related to wheeze, asthma, ventilatory function, airway responsiveness and atopic sensitisation in children aged 0-102 months. Occupation was recorded for 11,193 mothers and 9,473 fathers antenatally, and for 4,631 mothers and 5,315 fathers post-natally. Childhood respiratory outcomes were not associated with parental occupational exposure to diisocyanates, glues/resins, dyes, animal dust, solder, enzymes and wood dust. Maternal post-natal occupational exposure to latex and/or biocides/fungicides increased the likelihood of childhood wheeze and asthma. High levels of latex or biocide/fungicide exposure were associated with an OR (95% CI) of 1.26 (1.07-1.50) and 1.22 (1.02-2.05), respectively, for wheezing up to 81 months. Combined maternal latex and biocide/fungicide exposure increased the likelihood of childhood wheeze (1.22 (1.03-1.43)) and asthma. High paternal occupational flour dust exposure was associated with an increased likelihood of wheeze after 30 months (2.31 (1.05-5.10)) and asthma by 91 months (3.23 (1.34-7.79)). Maternal occupational exposure to latex and/or biocides and paternal exposure to flour dust increases the risk of childhood asthma. Further studies in this area are justified.
DOI Link: 10.1183/09031936.00050009
Rights: The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Parental occupation is a risk factor forldhood wheeze and asthma.pdfFulltext - Published Version339.41 kBAdobe PDFUnder Permanent Embargo    Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependent on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.



This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.