01:14 May 6, 2014
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Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Other / acc. to the source text, a form of allergy related to bakery workers
Dutch term or phrase: grondstofallergie
Loopneus, niezen, droge huid, eczeem, hevige jeuk, kortademigheid, chronisch hoesten… Allemaal verschijnselen die te maken kunnen hebben met grondstofallergie. Grondstofallergie is een sluipend proces dat kan ontstaan door werken met meel.

Werkgevers- en werknemersorganisaties van de bakkerijsector hebben afspraken gemaakt over het voorkomen van grondstofallergie
Evren Madran
Local time: 23:34

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3 +3baker's asthma /baker's allergy
3 +1occupational allergy
Barend van Zadelhoff

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occupational allergy

Ik denk dat een letterlijke vertaling niet werkt.
In de definitie van 'occupational allergy' ligt allergie voor een grondstof op de werkplek besloten

Occupational allergy is defined as allergy caused by exposure to a product that is present in the workplace. Both elements of this definition are important, as the agent should be specific to the workplace and be causally related to the disease.

Occupational respiratory allergy in bakery
workers: Relationships with wheat and fungal a-amylase aeroallergen exposure

Note added at 39 mins (2014-05-06 01:53:35 GMT)

same document:

In this thesis, results are presented of a cross-sectional epidemiological study among a few hundred bakery workers. Main focus was on the relationship between allergen exposure and the development of specific sensitization and respiratory allergy.
Immunoassays were developed for measuring airborne allergens from wheat flour and fungal a-amylase, an enzymatic dough improver. A total of 571 personal inhalable dust samples were available from 230 workers. Wheat flour allergens were measured in 449 of these samples with an inhibition enzyme immuno assay, and an anti-wheat IgG4 serum pool from bakery workers. Fungal a-amylase allergens were measured in 507 samples in a sandwich immunoassay, using affinity purified polyclonal rabbit IgG antibodies. The validity and specificity of both assays were extensively tested.

Note added at 1 hr (2014-05-06 02:28:11 GMT)

From the first reference, some nice information.

The recognition of occupational allergy goes back to Olaus Magnus who, in 1555, wrote:

When sifting the chaff from the wheat, one must carefully consider the time when a suitable wind is available that sweeps away the harmful dust. This fine-grained material readily makes its way into the mouth, congests in the throat, and threatens the life organs of the threshing men. If one does not seek instant remedy by drinking one's beer, one may never more, or only for a short time, be able to enjoy what one has threshed.

De kaf van het koren scheiden. :-)

...instant remedy by drinking one's beer...

Barend van Zadelhoff
Local time: 23:34
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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agree  philgoddard
12 hrs
  -> Thank you, Phil. It's still an occupational allergy - in bakery - but it can be a bit more specific. Never would have guessed 'grondstof' just referred to 'meel en enzymen' in this concept.
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baker's asthma /baker's allergy

it's not literal but imo this is what is used in English for this specific allergy in this specific context.

Baker's asthma occurs because of an allergy to various types of flour-including wheat flour. It is named baker's asthma because it is especially a problem for bakers. The reaction is caused when an individual inhales the flour instead of consuming it. It results in troubled breathing. This reaction may or may not be part of a person's larger wheat allergy.

Baker's allergy
Baker's asthma is a frequent occupational allergic disease caused mainly by inhalation of ... between baker's asthma, wheat-induced food allergy, and grass.
Can a wheat allergy cause breathing problems? - Health‎
A common symptom of wheat allergies is difficulty breathing. ... Meanwhile, baker's asthma is an allergy triggered by people who breathe in wheat flour;

Baker's allergy has a ω-gliadin component and thioredoxin hB component. In addition, a gluten-extrinsic allergen has been identified as aspergillus amylase, added to flour to increase its baking properties.

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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dave Greatrix
1 hr

agree  Barend van Zadelhoff: Or wheat allergy. Thank you.
3 hrs

agree  philgoddard
8 hrs
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