Occupational Asthma Topic Guide

Occupational Asthma Occupational Asthma: Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airways caused by external triggers. Occupational asthma is asthma caused by something inhaled at the workplace, such as:
  • fumes,
  • dust,
  • smoke,
  • chemicals,
  • vapors,
  • allergens, or
  • molds.
Workplace triggers may also include temperature extremes or stress.

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