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BOHRF Original Authors' Main Conclusions

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Results showed a significantly increased risk of work-related asthma for either men or women in 125 occupations. For men, the risk was highest among bakers, laundry workers, shoemakers and repairers, tanners, pelt dressers, metal plating and coating workers. For women, the risk was highest among shoemakers and repairers, railway and station personnel, jewellery engravers, engine room crew, moulders, round-timber workers, and bakers.

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*** 2++ The workers most commonly reported to surveillance schemes of occupational asthma include paint sprayers, bakers and pastry makers, nurses, chemical workers, animal handlers, welders, food processing workers and timber workers.

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