Occupational Asthma

Identification of causes

The occupational origin of asthma, even though sometimes obvious, can often be difficult to confirm. Identifying the cause is an important part of this confirmation. Since the causes are numerous and have diverse origins (both animal, and plant and chemical), it is important to have tools that allow quick identification.

Agents and occupation

The occupational origin of asthma, even though sometimes obvious, can often be difficult to confirm. Identifying the cause is an important part of this confirmation. Since the causes are numerous and have diverse origins (both animal, and plant and chemical), it is important to have tools that allow quick identification

  • List of agents causing occupational asthma.

    Agents are combined in two categories: high molecular weight agents (proteins) and low molecular weight agents (chemicals). We also have the profession or field of activity connected to each agent.
    Updated : January 2014

6th Jack Pepys Workshop on Asthma in the Workplace