Wood Dust and Work-Related Asthma
Wood dust is created by many types of work tasks and it can be breathed in if it gets into the air. Wood dust can cause or trigger work-related asthma.
The Work-Related Asthma Prevention Program (WRAPP) has found nearly 140 people in a variety of work settings who link their work-related asthma to wood dust. We have also found that the manufacturing of wood products is the industry with the 5th highest rate of asthma in California. Carpenters, floor finishers, cabinet makers, loggers, wood shop teachers, and artists are examples of workers who are exposed.
WRAPP Publications on Wood Dust & Work-Related Asthma