Work-related Asthma

Asthma Research and Resources​

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Research is needed to provide further knowledge that contributes to the prevention of work-related asthma.  The links on this page provide access to various resources for work-related asthma.

The link for “Workplace Exacerbation of Asthma Research” highlights the research conducted by NIOSH to better understand work-exacerbated asthma (sometimes known as work-aggravated asthma), which describes existing asthma that worsens because of worksite exposures to irritants, allergens, or physical conditions.  Work-exacerbated asthma is one of the two main categories of work-related asthma, the other being occupational asthma, which describes asthma caused by worksite exposures.  NIOSH has been a leader in research on work-exacerbated asthma, and this link provides a list of articles, book chapters, and an educational unit produced by NIOSH staff.

Additional links provide information about work-related asthma under the headings of Surveillance, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWRs), NIOSH Publications, NIOSHTIC-2 Search, Other Related Resources, and References.

Resources & References

Page last reviewed: May 25, 2017