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Why is workplace-related asthma on the rise?

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Air date: October 7, 2012

Host: David Crabb, MD

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Interview: Kenneth Rosenman, M.D., chief of the division of occupational and environmental medicine and professor of medicine at Michigan State University.



A reported 9 percent of all asthma cases are work related, affecting about 1.4 million adults each year. These findings are a part of a recent Centers for Disease Control report that indicates that work-related asthma is becoming more prevalent. Kenneth Rosenman, M.D., chief of the division of occupational and environmental medicine and professor of medicine at Michigan State University, shares his thoughts on what is driving this trend, which occupations are most affected, and how people can avoid serious problems.

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