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Principales of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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  1. Introduction
  2. Occupational and environmental exposures: A range of illnesses
  3. Occupational and environmental diseases are underdiagnosed
  4. Workers often not given the names of the materials with which they worked
  5. Occupational and environmental history
  6. Detailed exposure history
  7. Reporting and referal
  8. Conclusions
  9. Bibliography

In their work, people can be exposed to dangerous chemicals, hazardous physical agents, emotional stress, and trauma. Any of these occupational exposures can cause disease?sometimes immediately and sometimes after an interval of years or decades. In addition, tens of millions of people of all ages are exposed to environmental toxins. Some are exposed to high levels in well-publicized disasters, but many more are exposed chronically to lower levels. Air pollution, lead, radon, and pesticides are examples of environmental agents that can cause illness and death. Occupational and environmental exposures cause a broad range of illnesses, and these diseases can involve virtually every organ system

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