7 Surprising Triggers of Lung Trouble
When inhaled in large quantities, flour dust can irritate the lungs, so much so that experts have coined a term for it: baker’s asthma.
Surprisingly, this is among the most common forms of workplace-related asthma.
Many professional bakers who develop asthma are allergic to wheat flour (or other inhalable ingredients).
But studies have shown that even bakers who aren’t allergic can develop the condition, which suggests that, over time, flour dust itself may compromise lung function.
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