This webinar provides a more in depth introduction into one of the most common and potentially serious chemical related injuries that can occur in the workplace; the development of an allergic reaction. It will look at what is known about the mechanism of development of an allergic response and the current testing methodologies available to assess chemicals for such effects.
The following will be covered during the webinar:
Introduction to the immune system and allergies
- Innate Vs acquired immune response
- Categories of immunological response
- Definition of an allergy and the two stage development of an allergic reaction.
- The anatomy of the skin in relation to the development of an allergic reaction The cells of the immune system involved in the development of allergic contact dermatitis
- Factors which influence the development of allergic contact dermatitis.
- How allergic contact dermatitis differs from irritant contact dermatitis
- Current testing strategies for assessment of allergic contact dermatitis
Basic structure of the respiratory tract.
- The role of IgE and atopy in the development of an allergic reaction.
- How respiratory allergy differs to allergic contact dermatitis.
- Occupational asthma and work related asthma
- Current testing strategies for the assessment of respiratory allergies
The consequences of developing an allergy to a substance in the workplace
- Important considerations in relation to control measures in the workplace.
Other immunotoxicological effects
- Including multiple chemical sensitivities, and autoimmune effects.
- Laura Robinson, Toxicology Consulting Ltd
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