Research shows that early workplace screening can play a key role in preventing occupational asthma and lung disease.

Anyone with asthma will tell you just how uncomfortable and frightening the respiratory disease can be. The narrowing of the airways causes difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, wheezing, coughing, and exhaustion.
When a substance or condition in the workplace causes the chronic condition, it's known as occupational asthma. New research indicates that early changes in lung function are a predictor of this and other lung diseases. It also shows there's much more employers can do to screen those at risk of developing lung problems and provide comprehensive exposure prevention in the workplace.
A WorkSafeBC-supported study looked at the effects of repeated exposures and related incidence of occupational asthma and lung diseases.


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