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Work-related respiratory diseases.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-144, 2010 May; :1-2
An estimated 15.9 million people worked in the Manufacturing Sector in 2008, which accounted for approximately 10.9% of the employed U.S. workforce. In 2008, about one in seven recordable workplace injuries and illnesses and one in thirteen workplace fatalities occurred in Manufacturing. 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). Some respiratory diseases, such as asthma, can be either caused or exacerbated by workplace exposures. Other respiratory diseases have also been linked to workplace exposures but not in manufacturing more than other sectors.
Asbestosis; Byssinosis; Beryllium-disease; Silicosis; Pneumoconiosis; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Lung-disease; Lung-disorders; Lung-fibrosis; Fibrogenicity; Fibrosis; Fibrogenesis
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2010-144
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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