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Work-Related Asthma: State-Based Surveillance (Archive)

Work-related asthma: Most frequently reported agent categories associated with cases of work-related asthma, 1993-1999
Figure showing Work-related asthma:  Most frequently reported agent categories associated with cases of work-related asthma, 1993-1999

n.o.s. - not otherwise specified

Note:  Total number of work-related asthma cases was 2,526. The category ‘Miscellaneous Chemicals’ accounts for a large range of exposures including pesticides, perfume, enzymes, and odors; ‘Mineral and Inorganic Dust’ includes exposures such as plaster, fiberglass, and cement; ‘Indoor Air Pollutants’ includes pollutants from building renovation; ‘Pyrolysis Products’ includes smoke and diesel exhaust; ‘Solvents’ includes paint and paint thinners; ‘Hydrocarbons’ includes cutting oils; and ‘Polymers’ includes natural rubber latex. See Appendix for information about data source and methods.

Source:  Provisional Sentinel Event Notification Systems for Occupational Risks surveillance data as of September 2002, aggregated by reporting source years, and reported by R Harrison and J Flattery (California); L Davis, E Pechter, and B Pazos (Massachusetts); K Rosenman, MJ Reilly, and D Kalinowski (Michigan); and D Valiante and D Schill (New Jersey).

Reference Number: 2002F09-01

Date Posted: May 2003

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