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Inhalation disorders
  • Asthma UK provides independent advice and help to those suffering from asthma, and works with asthmatics, researchers and health professionals to help reduce the impact of asthma on the lives of sufferers
  • The British Lung Foundation funds research and seeks to support people affected by lung diseases, including asthma, COPD and lung cancer. It also runs a support group network Breathe Easy, which provides help and information for people living with lung problems
  • The aim of the British Occupational Health Research Foundation is to bring ‘employers and researchers together to produce research that will contribute to good employee health and performance at work’. Their research has resulted in an evidence-based review and guidelines for identifying, managing and preventing occupational asthma
  • The British Occupational Hygiene Society aims to reduce work-related ill health. It promotes public and professional awareness, and provides education and training in occupational health and hygiene, as well as information on occupational hygiene professionals
  • The British Thoracic Society is the organisation for practising physicians, nurses, scientists and other professionals with an interest in respiratory disease. Consultation with a respiratory or chest physician is through referral, usually from a GP or occupational health physician
  • The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety offers a helpful overview of the issues surrounding work-related health
  • The European Respiratory Society aims to promote lung health and alleviate suffering from respiratory disease
  • The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for health and safety regulation in Great Britain. It aims to protect health and safety by making sure that risks in the workplace are properly controlled
  • The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (USA) is responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related illnesses and injuries
  • The TUC has a helpful website called workSMART, which has information about occupational asthma
  • Dame Carol Black reviews the health of Britain's working age population in the report Working for a healthier tomorrow
  • A Summary of evidence submitted supports Dame Carol Black's review of the health of Britain's working age population
  • The PricewaterhouseCoopers report Building the case for wellness considers the  business and economic case for employers to invest in staff wellness programmes
  • Advising Patients About Work is a leflect providing an evidence-based approached for General Practitioners and other healthcare professionals
  • Health Risks at Work initiative from the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives provides simple and concise information to help small and medium sized businesses manage common health risks.

 

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