This paper focuses on the prevention of asthma caused by exposure to sensitizing agents in the workplace Control of exposure (primary prevention) is the most direct method of reducing the number of incident cases.
Screening programmes are also necessary as a « safety net », and have value as secondary prevention, because early detection may improve long-term prognosis.
It is recommended that regulatory or advisory bodies with responsibility for occupational asthma publish a guidance document on occupational asthma explaining their current concept.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Prévention, Recommandation, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Occupational exposure, Human, Prevention, Recommendation, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Occupational medicine
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