Adult-Onset Asthma: The Workplace Could Be the Culprit
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- Of those who experience adult-onset asthma, about 10% of cases are a result
of allergens encountered in the workplace, a number much higher than previously
- Occupational asthma can develop quickly in patients, or may take several
years, making the link to the workplace more difficult.
- People who work with biological entities (such as plants, animals, and
insects), work in homes, or work with chemicals should be especially suspicious
if they develop asthma as an adult.
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