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Document ID (ISN)111855
CIS number 11-0496
ISSN - Serial title 2008-6520 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Voelter-Mahlknecht S.F.
Title Occupational asthma
Bibliographic information Apr. 2011, Vol.2, No.32, p.76-81. 40 ref.
Internet access Occupational_asthma.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; asthma; risk factors; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiology; occupation disease relation; medical treatment; compensation of occupational diseases; economic aspects; literature survey; developing countries
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)