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Clinical evaluation, management, and prevention of work-related asthma.

Authors
Friedman-Jimenez-G; Beckett-WS; Szeinuk-J; Petsonk-EL
Source
Am J Ind Med 2000 Jan; 37(1):121-141
NIOSHTIC No.
20020674
Abstract
Work-related asthma (WRA) is asthma that is attributable to, or is made worse by, environmental exposures in the workplace. WRA has become the most prevalent occupational lung disease in developed countries, is more common than is generally recognized, and can be severe and disabling. Identification of workplace exposures causing and/or aggravating the asthma, and appropriate control or cessation of these exposures can often lead to reduction or even complete elimination of symptoms and disability. This depends on timely recognition and diagnosis of WRA. In this review, the diagnostic evaluation has been organized in a stepwise fashion to make it more practical for primary care physicians as well as physicians specializing in occupational diseases and asthma. WRA merits more widespread attention among clinicians, labor and management health and safety specialists, researchers, health care organizations, public health policy makers, industrial hygienists, and others interested in disease prevention.
Keywords
Allergies; Allergic-reactions; Allergens; Irritants; Environmental-exposure; Lung-disease; Lung-disorders; Bronchial-asthma; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Author Keywords: respiratory; asthma; occupational; review; allergy; sensitizer; irritant; airways; diagnosis; prevention; public health
Contact
Medical Screening and Workforce Surveillance Team, Surveillance Branch Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
20000101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0271-3586
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
WV
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