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What type of occupational asthma is irritant asthma?

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If you have irritant asthma, exposure to certain substances or conditions in the workplace irritates the airways, causing immediate symptoms. Although this is not an allergic-type reaction, the irritation may cause allergy-like or asthma-like symptoms.

From: Your Job and Occupational Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Occupational Asthma: Tips to Remember."

OSHA: "Occupational Asthma."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 08, 2018

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Occupational Asthma: Tips to Remember."

OSHA: "Occupational Asthma."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 08, 2018

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