Occupational Asthma (cont.)

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Where can a person find more information about occupational asthma?

"Asthma," American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org/lung-disease/asthma/

"Asthma and Allergies," U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/asthma/
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"Occupational Asthma," Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/
occupationalasthma/

Medically reviewed by James E Gerace, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Pulmonary Disease

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