Occupational exposures are a major cause of lung disease and disability worldwide. This article reviews the broad range of types of occupational lung diseases, including airways disease, pneumoconioses, and cancer. Common causes of occupational lung disease are reviewed with specific examples and clinical features. Emphasis on the importance of a detailed history to make an accurate diagnosis of an occupational lung disease is discussed.
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- Lung cancer
- Occupational lung disease
- Work-related asthma and COPD