Asthma and Rhinitis in the Workplace
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- Vandenplas, O. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep (2010) 10: 373. doi:10.1007/s11882-010-0122-2
Accumulating evidence indicates that the workplace environment substantially contributes to the global burden of asthma and rhinitis. Work-related asthma and rhinitis represent a public health concern due to their health and socioeconomic impacts. This article summarizes the scientific evidence on sensitizer-induced occupational asthma and rhinitis that has been published during the past 5 years. The review addresses the strategies for diagnosing and managing these highly prevalent occupational diseases.