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Why is occupational asthma a hazard?

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Because people spend so much time at work, those with occupational asthma tend to have extensive exposure to their trigger by the time the cause of the symptoms is recognized as asthma. The more time you spend exposed to your trigger, the more likely you are to have permanent lung inflammation and airway hypersensitivity.

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

SOURCE:

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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