Part 1: nature, extent and causes of occupational and work-related asthma

In the first of a series of articles on work-related asthma, David Fishwick and Nicholas Warren from the HSE’s Health and Safety Laboratory explore the scale of the problem and the leading causes of this important class of occupational illnesses.

The contents of this article reflect the views of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Health and Safety Executive (HSE) policy.

We would like to thank the HSE for making this article open access. Please click on the link below to read this article:

Asthma at work, part 1


About the authors: Professor David Fishwick is consultant respiratory physician and honorary professor of occupational and environmental respiratory medicine at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is also chief medical adviser for the Health and Safety Executive. Dr Nicholas Warren is a statistician at the Health and Safety Laboratory