Work-Related Respiratory Diseases
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2010-144
Many respiratory diseases are almost exclusively caused by workplace exposures, including silicosis, asbestosis, byssinosis, and chronic beryllium disease. According to state-based surveillance data (1990-1999), the following diseases have a high percentage of deaths in the Manufacturing Sector compared to other sectors: silicosis, asbestosis, byssinosis, all pneumoconioses, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis (World Report 2007).
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- Page last updated: June 6, 2014
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- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division