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Asthma is one of the more serious problems that may be caused by work-related allergy. A severe case of asthma can be disabling. The following references provide information about the characteristics and symptoms of occupational asthma.

  • Asthma and Allergies. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Workplace Safety and Health Topic.
  • Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). Outlines the collaborative efforts of the Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Team with federal agencies to increase resources available for extramural research on occupational asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Asthma in the US Growing every year. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Discusses research from CDC that more Americans are suffering from asthma than ever before.
  • OSH Answers: What is occupational asthma? Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). Describes occupational asthma including, tables of causative agents.
  • For additional information, see OSHA's Safety and Health Topics Pages on:
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