People with this condition usually work around chemical fumes, dust or other irritants in the air. If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma that has another cause, it can be worsened by airborne irritants at work. If you have asthma and suspect that your workplace is causing or worsening your symptoms, your allergist can help you manage your disease.
Is your asthma caused by your work?
This question may be difficult to answer. You’ll need to answer other questions first, including:
- Did your asthma start when you changed jobs?
- Does your asthma improve when you are away from your job?
- Do chemicals and other conditions at your workplace make it difficult to breathe?