occupational lung disease


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occupational lung disease

any of a group of abnormal conditions of the lungs caused by the inhalation of dusts, fumes, gases, or vapors in an environment where a person works. See also chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, metal fume fever, occupational asthma, silo filler's disease.
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Marcia Davies, HSE's Director of Operations for the Midlands, said: 'This is a very worrying outbreak of occupational lung disease.
Even as silicosis-related deaths are declining, the number of personal injury claims being filed on behalf of individuals suffering from occupational lung disease caused by exposure to silica appears to be increasing sharply, according to the report.
Pulmonary physicians routinely encounter patients seeking monetary compensation for occupational lung disease (OLD).
Silicosis is an occupational lung disease caused by inhalation of respirable crystalline silica in a variety of industrial operations, including mining, quarrying, road construction, masonry, and tunneling.
Sections address normal thoracic anatomy, developmental anomalies, airways disease, atelectasis, pulmonary infections and aspiration pneumonia, neoplastic disease, thoracic trauma, diffuse lung disease, occupational lung disease, adult cardiovascular disease, abnormalities of the mediastinum, and pleura, chest wall, and diaphragm.
The payment of nearly pounds 1 million in total was small in comparison to the pain and suffering endured in the biggest single outbreak of occupational lung disease.
Nearly 80 ex-Longbridge workers have won up to pounds 1 million after a seven-year battle following the world's largest outbreak of occupational lung disease.
Hundreds of substances found in the workplace have been identified as causing occupational lung disease, a condition that can present itself in many debilitating forms, even years after exposure.
Key words: atypical mycobacteria, extrinsic allergic alveolitis, hot tub, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, metalworking fluids, Mycobacterium chelonae, Mycobacterium immunogenum, nontuberculous mycobacteria, occupational lung disease.
His areas of expertise include occupational lung disease, asbestos, cardiac pathology and pulmonary pathology.
Patients with history of occupational lung disease and other connective tissue diseases were excluded from the study.
MG ROVER sacked a doctor who warned of breathing difficulties among Powertrain staff caught up in the world's largest outbreak of occupational lung disease, it has been revealed.

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