Wood Dust

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oak
wood
Wood ?
Wood dusts
Wood dust is a common cause of occupational asthma. The patient may develop concomitant eczema.

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.

References for: Wood Dust See published papers on "Wood Dust" from this website.
Haz-Map information on: Wood Dust See information on "Wood Dust" from the HazMap (Information on Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases) website.
Asmanet information on: Wood Dust See information on "Wood Dust" from the AsmaPro website (database of occupational asthma cases).

Oasys Notifications for Wood Dust

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.

Occupational asthma notifications to the Oasys Audit Scheme for Wood Dust

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