Occupational asthma information for specialists such as doctors and researchers.

The BOHRF section of this website presents the recent occupational asthma guidelines from the British Occupational Health Research Foundation. Full evidence tables are included. It is possible to add questions, comments and references, although these will not form a part of the guidelines. BOHRF logo
The References section of this website contains over 4000 references related to occupational asthma, some with abstracts and full texts. These can be searched for literature review and new references can be added. If you wish to include your picture with papers you have written then please get in touch from the contact page. Occupational asthma references / papers
Interactive occupational asthma case histories. Occupational asthma presents in many ways; it is often difficult to achieve good outcomes for the individual worker and for the workplace. During the case histories you will be asked to select investigations, suggest diagnoses and offer a management plan for different workers. Interactive occupational asthma case histories
The Shield section of this website displays information from the SHIELD occupational asthma surveillance scheme in the West Midlands. Links to surveillance scheme references and to other online surveillance scheme information is shown. Any doctor diagnosing suspected or probable occupational asthma in the West Midlands region (UK) is encouraged to report to this scheme. SHIELD: Surveillance scheme for occupational asthma in the west midlands
The agents section contains information on the occupational asthma causative agents / sensitisers. Related jobs, references and links are provided. Occupational asthma Causative Agents / sensitisers logo
The jobs section contains information on the dangers of occupational asthma in selected jobs. references and links are provided. The risks of occupational asthma by job

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Occupational asthma hazard prediction program
An online program to predict the occupational asthma risk from any given chemical structure. This page contains links to the program and tools to help create the molfiles that the program uses.

Chemical Book - Mol File Database
Extensive Chemical Database with Mol Files. Can be quickly and easily used with the Occupational Asthma hazard prediction program.

Spirometry Longitudinal Data Analysis (SPIROLA)
Free program to analyse longitudinal spirometry for individuals and groups. Identifies at risk individuals and measures the precision of the data. Very useful for Health Surveillance. Based on published research by Eva Hnizdo et Al.

Haz-Map, A Relational Database of Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases
Haz-MapĀ® is an occupational toxicology database designed for physicians, physician assistants, occupational health nurses, and industrial hygienists to assist them in the recognition of diseases caused by toxic chemicals. Haz-Map links jobs to hazardous job tasks which are linked to occupational diseases and their symptoms.

AsmaPro, relational database of occupational asthma
AsmaPro is an online occupational asthma database that can be searched by causative agent and job description. There is full and detailed information given on jobs, causative agents, substances, incidence, conditions, symptoms, methods of diagnosis, references and papers / abstracts.

Health, Environment and Work - Occupational Asthma
This site provides many academically based educational resources for occupational asthma (also available as FAQs), a search facility, as well as vetted and updated 'links' relating to Occupational and Environmental Health and Medicine. It is written by Raymond Agius who is Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Manchester.

Center for Asthma in the Workplace
This site is intended for health-care professionals, students, and researchers, as well as the general public, for which a special section is reserved. (Montreal)

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