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Emerging opportunities to prevent occupational lung disease.

Authors
Kreiss-K
Source
Occup Environ Med 2007 Aug; 64(8):499-500
NIOSHTIC No.
20032588
Abstract
New opportunities to prevent occupational lung diseases require the discovery of new occupational lung diseases, new settings for recognised occupational lung diseases, and new approaches to their prevention. Reviewing the last decade's discoveries, we can learn how to recognise new prevention opportunities involving emerging occupational lung diseases. Since 1996, some examples of newly recognised occupational lung disease include flock workers' lung, hypersensitivity pneumonitis associated with biocontaminated synthetic metal working fluids, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), asthma associated with 3-amino-5-mercapto-1,2,4-triazole (AMT) in herbicide manufacture; and bronchiolitis obliterans from flavouring chemicals. If the past is paradigm, approaches to recognition and prevention can proceed without knowing how to measure causal agents and without regulating them.
Keywords
Lung; Lung-disease; Lung-disorders; Lung-irritants; Pulmonary-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Dust-inhalation; Particulate-dust; Pneumoconiosis; Respiratory-hypersensitivity; Respiratory-irritants; Respiratory-system-disorders; Metal-fumes; Metallic-dusts; Metallic-fumes; Chemical-composition; Chemical-hypersensitivity; Chemical-properties
Contact
Dr K Kreiss, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505
CODEN
OEMEEM
Publication Date
20070801
Document Type
Other
Email Address
kkreiss@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
8
ISSN
1351-0711
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
WV
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