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Asthma affects millions of people in the UK and most believe they have the condition due to genetics, air pollution or hay fever. However, Occupational Asthma can be caused by inhaling airborne substances in the workplace such as dust, vapour, gases, fumes, flour and powders.

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asthma industrial disease

There are many industries that can cause or exacerbate Occupational Asthma. Some of the common ones are:

  • Agriculture​
  • Food preparation
  • Cleaning
  • Engineering
  • Hairdressing
  • Printing
  • Motor vehicle repair
  • Woodworking

Your employer has a legal responsibility to protect the health and safety of their employees and if they do not put adequate safety measures in place, such as ventilation, then they can be liable for your illness and you should seek compensation.

Symptoms of Occupational Asthma can include a shortness of breath, wheezing, tightness in your chest, coughing and Asthma attacks.

If you believe you have developed Occupational Asthma, or your condition has been made worse by your employment you should contact us today for a free, no obligation discussion so we can assess the options available to you.

Workplace Asthma