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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In addition, the disease occurrence was reported to the Division of Respiratory Disease Studies of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the New York State Health Department Occupational Lung Disease registry.
HSE was first alerted to five cases of occupational lung disease earlier this year at the factory, where engines are made.
Chronic beryllium disease is an occupational lung disease that begins as a cell-mediated immune response to beryllium.
Dr Burge, who runs the Occupational Lung Disease Unit at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, said the number of workplaces linked to the condition has grown.
Workers at the car engine factory were advised at the time to wear face masks after the HSE reported a "large number" of occupational lung disease cases among employees.
Asthma of occupational origin accounts for 5-15% of all newly diagnosed cases of asthma (and up to 30% in some studies); it is the most common form of occupational lung disease in developed countries (1,2).
The gravest occupational lung disease, pneumoconiosis, caused by coal and other dusts, was first identified at the end of the nineteenth century.
Key words: mining, lung cancer, occupational lung disease, radon.
Component 2: Strengthen Regional Capacity for Disease Surveillance, Diagnostics, and Management of TB and Occupational Lung Diseases (US$55 million)
His primary research interests were asbestos-related disease and other occupational lung diseases, and heavy metal toxicity.
Occupational lung diseases among dental technicians, Tubercle Lung Disease, vol.
The CRDs included bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), occupational lung diseases, obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) and pulmonary hypertension.

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