Bronchial asthma and COPD due to irritants in the workplace - an evidence-based approach

  title={Bronchial asthma and COPD due to irritants in the workplace - an evidence-based approach},
  author={Xaver Baur and Prudence Bakehe and Henning Vellguth},
  booktitle={Journal of occupational medicine and toxicology},
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Respiratory irritants represent a major cause of occupational obstructive airway diseases. We provide an overview of the evidence related to irritative agents causing occupational asthma or occupational COPD. METHODS We searched MEDLINE via PubMed. Reference lists of relevant reviews were also screened. The SIGN grading system was used to rate the quality of each study. The modified RCGP three-star system was used to grade the body of evidence for each irritant agent… CONTINUE READING
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