If you are experiencing difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, coughing and wheezing in the workplace, there’s a chance that you may have work-related asthma. If contributors to asthma in the workplace aren’t addressed, they can negatively impact your overall quality of life and your ability to work.
Work-related asthma can occur in a number of different industries and typically falls under one of two categories
1. Occupational asthma: Asthma that is caused by specific substances in the workplace. For instance, a worker in a cigarette factory may develop occupational asthma from tobacco dust.
2. Work-exacerbated asthma: Pre-existing asthma that is worsened by nonspecific factors, like cold temperatures, excessive…