|Document ID (ISN)||108251|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Emerging opportunities to prevent occupational lung disease
||Aug. 2007, Vol.64, No.8, p.499-500. 12 ref.
||Although 80% of cases of chronic obstructive respiratory disease are attributable to smoking, the remaining 20% are believed to be mostly due to occupational causes, particularly among persons below the age of 45. This editorial argues that population-based multidisciplinary follow-up of sentinel cases of emerging lung diseases suspected to be due to occupational factors can enable occupational physicians to recommend risk-based preventive measures.
||occupational diseases; epidemiology; industrial physicians; risk factors; occupational medicine; lung diseases
||Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; extrinsic allergic alveolitis; aetiology; food industry; asthma; cutting fluids; hazard evaluation; smoking
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)