Occupational and environmental lung disease

Occupational and environmental lung diseases are difficult to distinguish from those of non-environmental origin. Virtually all major pulmonary disease can be caused by environmental agents, and environmentally related disease usually presents clinically in a manner indistinguishable from that of disease not caused by such agents. In addition, the   etiology of many diseases may be multifactorial, occupational and environmental factors may interact with other factors.

The lungs and skin   are the organs of first contact for most environmental exposures. This aid to learning also includes an introduction to wider harmful consequences as exemplified by the effects on cellular respiration. It will avoid   infection and consequences of radioactivity. It complements other modes of learning in the module.

Environmental lung diseases are caused by harmful particles, mists, vapors, or gases that are inhaled, usually while people work. If the lung disease is due to inhaled particles, the term pneumoconiosis is often used. Where within the airways or lungs an inhaled substance ends up and what type of lung disease develops depend on the size and kind of particles inhaled. Large and more particles may get trapped in the nose or large airways, but very small ones may reach the lungs. There, some particles dissolved in the   absorbed into the bloodstream.

 

  • Causes of environmental lung disease
  • Symptoms of environmental lung disease
  • Symptoms of environmental lung disease
  • Risk of environmental lung disease
  • Diagnosis of environmental lung disease
  • Treatment of environmental lung disease
  • Relevant Fundamentals of Lung Structure and Function
  • Health Effects of Dusts, Gases and Vapours
  • Diseases Mainly of the Respiratory Units

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