This specific type of asthma can be triggered by gases, dust, fumes, or other substances a person only comes in contact with at their workplace. If you only started having asthmatic episodes when you started a job and don’t have problems with asthma outside of work, there is a good chance you have occupational asthma.
It can be difficult to prove asthma is directly related to an occupation, but it is possible. To find out for sure, you must carefully document your workplace and speak with a physician. Additionally, speaking with a manager or supervisor at work can help you identify and maybe even get rid of potential hazards.