Twenty years after the September 11 attacks, rescue workers and volunteers who attended the World Trade Center site are beginning to develop COPD often following a previous diagnosis of asthma.
Tag: occupational health
WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital is opening a Respiratory and Occupational Lung Disease Clinic intended to help treat and prevent black lung disease.Read More
Taxi drivers experience the highest exposures to black carbon, an indicator of diesel engine fumes, compared to couriers, truck drivers, waste removal and emergency service workers.Read More
A survey of 905 Italian truck drivers has shown that approximately half suffer from at least one sleep-related breathing problem that potentially can cause drivers to fall asleep at the wheel.Read More
More than 1 in 10 people with a range of non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick as a result of...Read More
GARDair is the world’s first in-vitro test for respiratory sensitization and predicts whether chemical substances can cause allergic reactions in the airways.Read More
A 7-year follow-up study of 13,000 WTC rescue workers found a significant proportion have not recovered normal lung function.Read More