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What is Work Related Asthma (Two Types)?

Work Related Asthma is an umbrella term used to refer to two types of asthma. Work-related asthma occurs when a substance or condition as work causes asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes the narrowing of air passages, resulting in difficulty breathing.

Type 1: Work Exacerbated Asthma
  • Made worse by the workplace.
Type 2: Occupational Asthma
  • Caused by the workplace.

Prevention

PREVENTION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT GOAL. Work with your employer.

Triggers

TRIGGERS ARE THINGS THAT irritate your lungs and make your asthma worse.

Self-Test

TAKE THE TEST to determine if you could have work-related asthma.

Resources

RESOURCES ABOUT higher risk occupational fields.

Find Help

FIRST, SEE YOUR HEALTH-CARE PROVIDER who usually treats your asthma.