Jobs cause one in 10 asthma cases: study

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Jobs cause one in 10 asthma cases: study

The Sydney Morning Herald, June 6, 2006

One in 10 Australians who develop asthma as an adult probably have their workplace to blame, a study has found.

New statistics released by respiratory experts show hairdressers, spray painters and other people working with chemicals are at greater risk of developing asthma.

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Reference:
Occupational asthma in New South Wales (NSW): a population-based study
A Johnson, BG Toelle, D Yates, E Belousova, K Ng, S Corbett and G Marks
Occupational Medicine 2006 56(4):258-262

 

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