Lung disease

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    UK's HSE launches lungs-focused programme of inspections for May

    HSE is launching a programme of inspections focused on lung health this month.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 05 May 2021

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    Breathe more easily

    With 12,000 people thought to be dying from occupational lung disease every year in Britain, the British Occupational Hygiene Society is urging employers to adopt good exposure controls to protect workers from harmful airborne substances.

    By Chris Keen, BOHS on 22 December 2020

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    Report finds vaping can worsen heart disease and lung disorders

    With poor lung health a factor in Covid-19, a new report into the health impacts of e-cigarettes is worth considering.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 18 September 2020

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    What does UK law say about dust control at work?

    Demolition, brick cutting, the use of cement, wood and stone working, drilling, exposure to paint and sanding down surfaces in preparation. These are just some of the many construction-related activities where dust is prevalent and where it needs to be controlled.

    By Louise Hosking, Hosking Associates on 07 October 2019

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    Preventing occupational disease in India

    Dr. Kamalesh Sarkar explains how the Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Occupational Health (ICMR-NIOH) is striving to prevent cases of occupational disease in India.

    By Gajal Gupta on 19 September 2019

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    In the zone

    London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) promises to lower toxic emissions by forcing vehicles to pay more to enter central London. But what has been the success of earlier measures to crack down on polluting traffic and how far have they reduced ill health in the city?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 23 May 2019

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    Lung cancer in non-smokers highlights air pollution risk

    Senior doctors have called for links between air pollution and lung cancer in outdoor workers to be made clearer, following new evidence of large numbers of non-smokers suffering from the disease.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 20 May 2019