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Asthma may cost £135m a year

25th November 2010

A study published in the journal Thorax has suggested that occupational asthma costs the UK £95-£135m a year, split evenly between sufferers and the government.

The condition is diagnosed in about 3,000 people a year in the UK but often remains undiagnosed in many people. Researchers say that much more should be done by government and employers to address the causes of occupational asthma. For their model they used six hypothetical people who each developed asthma after they were exposed at work to either latex, isocyanates or flour/grain.


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