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Work-related asthma: Ten most frequently reported agent categories associated with cases of work-related asthma, 2009–2011

Work-related asthma: Ten most frequently reported agent categories associated with cases of work-related asthma, 2009–2011

n.o.s. - not otherwise specified

Note:

Each case may be associated with up to three putative agents.

Percentages are based on the number of cases (n=3,009).

Each category includes many agents. For the most commonly reported agents within each category presented in this figure see table reference number 2015-854.

Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics lists some exposures in these categories as known asthmagens.

See Appendix for more information.

Source:

Sentinel surveillance data as of January 2015, reported by R. Harrison, J. Flattery, J. Weinberg (California); L. Davis, E. Pechter, and K. Fitzsimmons (Massachusetts); K. Rosenman, MJ. Reilly, and M. Yoder (Michigan); M. Lumia and A Stephens (New Jersey); and K. Gelberg and K. Cummings (New York).

Citation:

NIOSH 2015. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System (eWoRLD). 2015-851 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Respiratory Health Division, Morgantown, WV. Available at: <https://wwwn.cdc.gov/eworld/Data/851> October 20, 2017.

Reference Number: 2015-851

Date Posted: July 2015

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