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Author Henneberger, Paul K. ♦ Schlünssen, Vivi ♦ Santonen, Tiina ♦ Colosio, Claudio ♦ Olsson, Ann ♦ Tongeren, Martie Van ♦ Sastre, Joaquin ♦ Heederik, Dick ♦ Sigsgaard, Torben ♦ Raynal, Anne ♦ Burdorf, Alex ♦ Rooijackers, Jos ♦ Matteis, Sara De ♦ Cullinan, Paul
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Content type Text
Publisher European Respiratory Society
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2018-01-11
Copyright Year ©2017
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) RC705-779
Subject Keyword Diseases of the respiratory system ♦ Internal medicine ♦ Medicine ♦ Specialties of internal medicine
Abstract Occupational lung diseases are an important public health issue and are avoidable through preventive interventions in the workplace. Up-to-date knowledge about changes in exposure to occupational hazards as a result of technological and industrial developments is essential to the design and implementation of efficient and effective workplace preventive measures. New occupational agents with unknown respiratory health effects are constantly introduced to the market and require periodic health surveillance among exposed workers to detect early signs of adverse respiratory effects. In addition, the ageing workforce, many of whom have pre-existing respiratory conditions, poses new challenges in terms of the diagnosis and management of occupational lung diseases. Primary preventive interventions aimed to reduce exposure levels in the workplace remain pivotal for elimination of the occupational lung disease burden. To achieve this goal there is still a clear need for setting standard occupational exposure limits based on transparent evidence-based methodology, in particular for carcinogens and sensitising agents that expose large working populations to risk. The present overview, focused on the occupational lung disease burden in Europe, proposes directions for all parties involved in the prevention of occupational lung disease, from researchers and occupational and respiratory health professionals to workers and employers.
ISSN 16000617
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-11-01
e-ISSN 09059180
Journal European Respiratory Review
Volume Number 26
Issue Number 146

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