Uncontrolled asthma linked to job exposure

Data from over 7000 participants – average age 43 years – in a European respiratory health survey, of whom 17% reported asthma, suggested persistent exposures to ‘asthmagens’ may produce a more severe form of asthma or directly induce uncontrolled disease, the researchers said.

Uncontrolled asthma was associated with exposure to dusts, gases, fumes and cleaning agents, with a stronger effect present for longer exposure, suggesting a need to identify job-related risk factors to prevent future