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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 realized.
  • 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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