Work-related asthma is a debilitating and sometimes
fatal disease. One in seven U.S. adults suffers from work-related asthma,
according to American Thoracic Society estimates. More than 300 substances
used in the workplace are known to either cause asthma in healthy workers
or aggravate asthma in those who already have the condition.
Work-related asthma can be prevented. New Jersey law requires physicians, physician assistants,
and advanced practice nurses to report work-related asthma cases for
proper public health follow-up. Our Web site provides many resources
for health professionals, working adults with asthma, and employers
in New Jersey.