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Category: Occupational Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Discussion on Metal Working Fluid Exposure Limits

  Inhalation of Metal Working Fluid (MWF) mists that exceed OSHA levels can cause irritation of the lungs, throat and nose.  Irritation may affect upper respiratory areas including nose, throat, oral pharynx, lungs, and bronchi.  Symptoms reported after inhalation can include sore throat, red and watery eyes, itchy eyes, runny nose and other cold like…

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Discussion on Laryngeal Cancer

The larynx is the organ of voice production. It is the part of the respiratory tract between the pharynx and the trachea. It consists of a framework of cartilages and elastic membranes housing the vocal folds and the muscles, which control the position and tension of these elements. The epithelium of the larynx is similar…

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Arylamines In The Development of Bladder Cancer

Review of Literature and Status of Arylamines In The Development of Bladder Cancer Bladder cancer accounts for the 11th most common cancer worldwide. (1) It was the first cancer to be identified as being associated with occupational exposure when in 1895 Dr. Ludwig Rehn reported on bladder cancer in German aniline dye workers. (2) Since…

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Discussion on Heroin and its Effects

Heroin (diacetylmorphine) is a semisynthetic narcotic that was first synthesized in 1874. It was originally marketed as a safer, non-addictive substitute to morphine. Soon after its introduction, heroin was realized to be clearly as addictive as morphine, prompting the US government to institute measures to control its use. By 1914, the Harrison Narcotics Act prohibited…

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