Occupational Asthma

SF Voelter-Mahlknecht


Occupational asthma is defined as “a disease of variable airflow limitations and/or airway hyper-responsiveness due to causes and conditions attributable to a particular occupational environment and not stimuli that are being encountered outside the workplace.” An analysis of general population-based studies published up to 2007 showed that 17.6% of all adultonset asthma is due to workplace exposures. In this article, Different aspects of occupational asthma are briefly reviewed.


Asthma; Occupational exposure; Workplace; Occupational asthma

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 pISSN: 2008-6520
 eISSN: 2008-6814

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