Work-Related Asthma Affects Millions of U.S. Adults: CDC

April 9, 2015 6:00 PM

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THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wheezing and coughing on the job from work-related asthma is more common than you might think, according to a new U.S. health report.

Almost 16 percent of American adults with asthma either developed the condition on the job or have asthma symptoms made worse by conditions in their workplace, said Dr. Jacek Mazurek, lead author of a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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