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Work Related Occupational Asthma

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What is Work Related / Occupational Asthma?

Occupational asthma is caused by breathing in substances at work such as dust, chemicals, fumes and animal fur.


Symptoms can include coughing, wheezing, tight chest, shortness of breath, conjunctivitis, itchy eyes, rhinitis (blocked, runny or itchy nose)

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Occupational asthma is caused by exposure to allergens or irritants whilst at work.

Allergens include;

  • Exposure to dust most commonly flour, grain, poultry or animal dusts
  • Exposure to animal fur, skin or saliva
  • In healthcare settings, latex and particles from surgical techniques.

Irritants include;

  • Chemicals such as bleach used in salons or car spray paints
  • Wood dust
  • Fumes from engineering, electronic or metal work, chlorine in indoor pools and adhesives

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