Infographic: Work-Related Asthma

Asthma is a lung condition in which the airways become narrow and inflamed, and it is accompanied by episodes of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), work-related asthma is asthma triggered by an exposure at work. There are over 300 known or suspected substances in the workplace that can cause or worsen asthma, and avoiding those triggers can prevent asthma from worsening.

Here’s what you need to know about work-related asthma.

Check out our Back to Basics: Work-Related Asthma article for more information.