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Occupational Respiratory Diseases.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1986 Sep:847 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00169168
Abstract
The first part of this book deals with the methods used to define and study occupational respiratory diseases and includes an assessment of chest x-rays, pulmonary function data, and lung impairment. The second part of the book deals with specific classes of respiratory diseases, their definition, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment. Specific topics in the second section are pneumoconioses (silicosis, acute silicosis, silicate pneumoconiosis, asbestosis, coal workers' pneumoconiosis and exposure to other carbonaceous dusts, beryllium disease, pulmonary reactions to miscellaneous mineral dusts as well as man made mineral fibers and miscellaneous pneumoconioses), occupational asthma and rhinitis, hypersensitivity, chronic airways obstruction (chronic bronchitis and emphysema), byssinosis, effects of inhaled toxic agents (acute and chronic respiratory effects, and acute systemic effects of inhaled occupational agents), neoplasms (epidemiology of occupationally induced lung cancer, pathology of occupational lung cancer, clinical presentation, mesothelioma, and screening) infectious diseases (inhalation anthrax, histoplasmosis, brucellosis, tuberculosis, and psittacosis), and heart disease.
Keywords
Pulmonary-system-disorders; Occupational-medicine; Worker-health; Work-practices; Health-hazards; Health-protection; Disease-prevention; Respiratory-infections;
Publication Date
19860901
Editors
Merchant-JA;
Fiscal Year
1986
NTIS Accession No.
PB87-205662
NTIS Price
A99
Identifying No.
86-102
Priority Area
Infectious Diseases; Disease and Injury; Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Pulmonary-system-disorders;
Source Name
Appalachian Laboratory for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 86-102, 847 pages, 2379 references
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