HC Deb 22 April 1994 vol 241 c681W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the estimated loss of time from work caused by asthma.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

From answers given in a supplement to the 1990 labour force survey it is estimated that 79,000 days were lost in the previous 12 months as a result of asthma caused by work and a further 223,000 days were lost as a result of pre-existing asthma made worse by work. These figures are based on the interviewees' own report of the cause of their symptoms.

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