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  1. photo Acute exposure to aluminum dust impairs <b>lung</b> function, causes inflammationAcute exposure to aluminum dust impairs lung function, causes inflammationNews
    fibrotic agents could be excluded.Researchers concluded that using HRCT was more sensitive than standard chest X-rays for the detection of early-stage aluminum-dust-induced lung disease. While inconclusiveRead more
  2. photo Deodorizing Product AlertDeodorizing Product AlertArticle
    on the health effects of this particular compound in non-occupational settings.” “This research suggests that 1,4 DCB may exacerbate respiratory diseases,” adds NIEHS Director David A. Schwartz, MD. “As partRead more
  3. photo Environmental factors that increase asthma risk and symptoms: studiesEnvironmental factors that increase asthma risk and symptoms: studiesNews
    to newer heaters, to ensure theirdoes not worsen," said Dr John Burgess of the School of Population Health at the University of Melbourne, a co-author of the study.Certain occupations linked to increasedRead more
  4. photo Asbestos found inside kids crayonsAsbestos found inside kids crayonsNews
    cause injury or disease; every occupational exposure to asbestos contributes to the risk of getting an asbestos-related disease. Children exposed to asbestos are at greater risk than adults CertainlyRead more
  5. photo Knowing the Difference Between Bronchitis and PneumoniaKnowing the Difference Between Bronchitis and PneumoniaTreatment
    Bronchitis and pneumonia are not synonymous. However, both are diseases affecting the lower respiratory system. Typically, it affects the airways going to the lungs, so it is imperativeRead more
  6. photo Oil and gas companies use 40-plus toxic chemicals near California homes, schools and hospitalsOil and gas companies use 40-plus toxic chemicals near California homes, schools and hospitalsNews
    the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says can lead to bronchitis, scleroderma, tuberculosis and possible renal disease. Silicosis is also linked to causing lung cancer.Like its name impliesRead more
  7. photo Household Bleach Cleans TOO Well, Increasing Your Child’s Risk of These Illnesses [Study]Household Bleach Cleans TOO Well, Increasing Your Child’s Risk of These Illnesses [Study]Article
    Occupational and Environmental Medicine has found that parents who regularly clean with bleach actually have children that tend to get sicker. Researchers followed 9,000 kids ages 6-12 years old and foundRead more
  8. photo Living next to roads increases air pollution exposure, can lead to sudden cardiac death in womenLiving next to roads increases air pollution exposure, can lead to sudden cardiac death in womenNews
    London were 2.8 times more likely to die of heart or lung disease than those living in Inverness, the least polluted city in the United Kingdom."Populations still living unofficially in the abandoned landsRead more
  9. photo New Study: Alzheimer’s & Aluminum Link Can No Longer be IgnoredNew Study: Alzheimer’s & Aluminum Link Can No Longer be IgnoredTreatment
    now, but this study claims to be “the first direct link” between Alzheimer’s disease and elevated brain aluminum following occupational exposure. Namely, an aggressive form of early onset Alzheimer’sRead more
  10. photo <b>Lung</b>-destroying asbestos still lurks everywhere in America, even in children's crayonsLung-destroying asbestos still lurks everywhere in America, even in children's crayonsNews
    amount of asbestos can produce an incurable disease called mesothelioma, which attacks the lining of the lungs and other organs. Asbestos can also cause cancer and a disease called asbestosis, which canRead more

Occupational lung disease

Disease

Occupational lung diseases are a branch of occupational diseases concerned primarily with work related exposures to harmful substances, be they dusts or gases, and the subsequent pulmonary disorders that may occur as a result. Substances known to cause lung disease include coal dust , Asbestos, crystalline silica, a form of Silicon dioxide (which is usually in the form of quartz) and Barium.In...More