Living with occupational lung disease


This booklet has been designed to help people understand more about the different types of occupational lung diseases, and how they are typically diagnosed and managed. The booklet also contains information on looking after yourself while living with an occupational lung disease, including how to maintain your mental health.

Occupational lung diseases covered in this booklet include:

  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Silicosis
  • Coal worker’s pneumoconiosis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Work-related asthma
  • Occupational lung infections

This booklet is intended to be used as a general guide only and does not replace the information provided to you by your treating healthcare team. For information that is specific to your diagnosis, it is important that you consult with your healthcare team.

Order a printed copy

If you would like to order a printed copy of this booklet, please email with your name, postal address and the number of copies you would like. Max. 20 copies per person/organisation.