Asthma Management Handbook

Work-related asthma

Overview

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.

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