Asthma is quite a common disease in the general population. Typical symptoms of asthma are wheezing, coughing, breathlessness and tightness of the chest.
In asthma, symptoms can be triggered in response to various stimuli. Those stimuli include house dust and grass pollen.
Asthma is often constitutional in origin. However it can also be caused or exacerbated by exposure to various substances at work. Asthma which develops in that way is termed 'occupational asthma'.
Substances which cause occupational asthma do so by triggering the immune system. They cause a process of sensitisation or allergy. Substances which have been found to be responsible for occupational asthma include isocyanates (present in paint spray), flour/grain/hay, wood dusts and glues/resins.
If you think you may be suffering from an asthma which has been caused or exacerbated by your working environment, then please get in touch with one of our experienced Team for advice and assistance.
Call on 01942 402457 for a completely free and no-obligation consultation. Alternatively, complete and email our attached industrial injury enquiry form.
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