We’ve given each job a risk level so that you can see which ones carry the greatest risk. Here’s how it works:
In these jobs, there’s some risk of having problems with eczema or asthma. This applies mainly to those who already have problems or had atopic eczema or asthma when they were little. There are good ways of protecting yourself against problems.
These jobs involve substances or work which mean that you could have problems with eczema or asthma. There are often ways of protecting yourself, but not always.
Very high risk
In these jobs, many people have problems with asthma or eczema. It can be hard to protect yourself, and it’s often difficult to stay in the same job once you get eczema or asthma. If you had atopic eczema or asthma when you were little, there’s a particularly high risk of having problems in these jobs.
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