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Category: Occupational Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Occupational Asthma

To be diagnosed with occupational asthma, several criteria have to be met. First of all, the individual must have an exposure at the workplace to specific agents that cause the employee to have an asthmatic reaction. It should be an exposure that is unique to the workplace, specific at the workplace and quantifiable at the…

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Indoor Mold-Related Illness

The issue of mold-related health problems, and in particularly Stachybotrys (“black mold”), is a controversial one. There are known health effects that can result from exposure to certain molds, a form of fungi, such as Aspergillus, which is known to cause occasionally respiratory symptoms. The generalized and often popularized “toxic mold syndrome” and its resultant…

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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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