Work-related lung diseases
© G. TjalvinDifferent exposures at work can lead to pneumoconiosis, obstructive lung diseases (asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), hypersensitivity pneumonitis (extrinsic allergic alveolitis) and cancer (lung cancer and mesothelioma). In this session we will concentrate on pneumoconioses and different obstructive lung diseases. Lung cancer and mesothelioma will be covered in the session about occupational cancer, and in the session about biological factors we told you about hypersensitivity pneumonitis.Before we talk more about the diseases we will show you a video that illustrates the difference between restrictive versus obstructive lung function impairment. Please proceed to the next step.
Occupational Health in Developing Countries
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