|Document ID (ISN)||111855|
|ISSN - Serial title
||2008-6520 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Apr. 2011, Vol.2, No.32, p.76-81. 40 ref.
||Occupational_asthma.pdf [in English]
||Occupational asthma is defined as "a disease of variable airflow limitations and/or airway hyper-responsiveness due to causes and conditions attributable to a particular occupational environment and not stimuli that are being encountered outside the workplace". An analysis of general population-based studies published up to 2007 showed that 17.6% of all adult onset asthma is due to workplace exposures. In this article, various aspects of occupational asthma are briefly reviewed.
||occupational diseases; asthma; risk factors; frequency rates
||epidemiology; occupation disease relation; medical treatment; compensation of occupational diseases; economic aspects; literature survey; developing countries
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)