Meredith SK, Taylor VM, McDonald JC, Occupational respiratory disease in the United Kingdom 1989: a report to the British Thoracic Society and the Society of Occupational Medicine by the SWORD project group, Br J Ind Med, 1991;48:292-298,

BOHRF Original Authors' Main Conclusions

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The SWORD surveillance scheme uses systematic reporting from physicians to provide a picture of the incidence of occupational respiratory disease in the United Kingdom. 26% of total reported cases were of occupational asthma. The most commonly identified agents causing asthma were isocyanates, flour/grain dusts, wood dust and solder flux. The authors report an overall incidence of 22/million/yr.

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