Occupational asthma: new deleterious agents at the workplace

Clin Chest Med. 2012 Sep;33(3):519-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2012.06.003. Epub 2012 Jul 25.


This article summarizes the main new categories of occupational agents responsible for causing occupational asthma, with and without a latency period reported in the last 10 years. It also reports examples of occupational agents for which the fabrication processing or use have influenced the outcome of occupational asthma.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Asthma, Occupational / epidemiology
  • Asthma, Occupational / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Industry
  • Population Surveillance*
  • Workplace