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Newly recognized occupational and environmental causes of chronic terminal airways and parenchymal lung disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23153608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With the introduction of new materials and changes in manufacturing practices, occupational health investigators continue to uncover associations between novel exposures and chronic forms of diffuse parenchymal lung disease and terminal airways disease. To discern exposure-disease relationships, clinicians must maintain a high index of suspicion for the potential toxicity of occupational and environmental exposures. This article details several newly recognized chronic parenchymal and terminal airways. Diseases related to exposure to indium, nylon flock, diacetyl used in the flavorings industry, nanoparticles, and the World Trade Center disaster are reviewed. Also reviewed are methods in worker surveillance and the potential use of biomarkers in the evaluation of exposure-disease relationships.
Maor Sauler; Mridu Gulati
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in chest medicine     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1557-8216     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chest Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  2013-03-25     Revised Date:  2013-12-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907612     Medline TA:  Clin Chest Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  667-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Diacetyl / toxicity
Environmental Exposure / adverse effects*
Indium / toxicity
Lung Diseases / etiology*
Lung Diseases, Interstitial / etiology
Nanoparticles / toxicity
Nylons / toxicity
Occupational Diseases / etiology*
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects
Population Surveillance / methods*
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Nylons; 045A6V3VFX/Indium; K324J5K4HM/Diacetyl

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