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Work-related asthma

200-300
Estimated new cases of occupational asthma seen by chest physicians each year

Work-related asthma includes occupational asthma that is specifically caused workplace exposures and work-aggravated asthma in which pre-existing cases are made worse by work.

Occupational asthma reported by chest physicians

Source: THOR (SWORD) scheme, University of Manchester

Estimated rate of annual new cases relative to 2016

Graph showing there has been no change overall in the estimated rate of new cases relative to 2016 in 10 years

Causal agents most commonly reported during 2012-2016

Graph showing isocyanates are the most common causal agent reported during 2012-2016

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Updated 2017-10-24