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June/July 2015 (vol. 12/1)

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Asthma in the workplace, Part 1

Part 1: background to the problem

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In the first part of a two-part feature on occupational asthma, Melanie Carder, research fellow at Manchester University, looks at the scale and impact of the condition, who is most at risk, and how the incidence of work-related asthma has changed over time.  

APPROXIMATELY 8% of the adult population in the UK are thought to suffer from asthma. It can be a serious, debilitating condition and causes approximately 1,000 deaths in the UK each year. The cost to the NHS of treating people with asthma is…

Dr Melanie Carder is a research fellow at Manchester University and the THOR project manager. 

Author: Melanie Carder

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2015 (vol. 12/1) pp22-25

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