What is the impact of occupational asthma on employment?

** 2- Workers with occupational asthma suffer financially.


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Principal reccomendations

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Physicians should confirm a diagnosis of occupational asthma supported by objective criteria (functional, immunological, or both) and not on the basis of a compatible history alone because of the potential implications for future employment.

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