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Chest Cough
Fumes and Dust

Certain enviromental exposures may trigger bronchial irritation and cough. Toxic exposures are well-known such as chlorine gas, burning plastics, and aromatic solvents. Less well-known substances can include subtle vapors found in the indoor environment. One clue concerning work-related or subtle environmental exposures is that the condition gets better when the patient is away from the environment. These environmental details should be discussed thoroughly with your physician. Please see Neck and Chest Cough: General Therapy.