Work-related asthma includes both worsening of asthma control (work-exacerbated asthma) and new-onset asthma (occupational asthma) due to workplace conditions.
Work-related asthma is common:
- Approximately one in five adults with asthma experience worsening in asthma control due to their work.
- Workplace factors are responsible for up to one in five cases of new asthma that develops in adulthood.
In this section
Investigating suspected work-related asthma
Managing work-related asthma
Preventing work-related asthma