Wood dust is a common cause of occupational asthma. The patient may develop
The glues, varnishes, isocyanates and treatments used with wood may also cause occupational asthma as well as neurospora mould. MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) is an example of this when used for wood binding / laminating.
Please see the subcategories on the right for specific types of wood.
The Oasys Audit scheme started midway through 2010 and collects agents typed in through the Oasys program. The years before 2010 show old data entered during 2010 or later and are likely to have many fewer notifications. We expect Oasys to become more widely adopted as time goes by so increasing notifications does not necessarily mean an increasing problem.