Occupational and Environmental Lung Diseases by Susan Tarlo
Diseases from Work, Home, Outdoor and Other Exposures

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Documents both environmental and work-related causes of lung disease

Unlike other books on the subject, this new volume approaches occupational and environmental lung disease from the starting point of the patient who comes to the physician with respiratory symptoms. The authors recognize that potentially harmful exposures occur not only in the work environment, but also as a result of hobbies or other leisure activities, or from outdoor air pollution, and it is up the physician to identify whether a particular job or hobby is the cause of the patient’s respiratory symptoms.
To help you arrive at a differential diagnosis, chapters in the book are arranged by job or exposure, and are divided into 5 sections:Personal environmentHome environmentOther indoor environmentsWork environmentGeneral environment

Each is written by an expert in the specific topic and provides pragmatic information for the practicing physician. This practical book is an invaluable resource that belongs close at hand for all physicians dealing with patients experiencing respiratory symptoms.


About Susan Tarlo

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Dr. Susan Tarlo, MD, Gage Occupational and Environmental Health Unit, Department of Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, CANADA.Professor Paul Cullinan, Professor in Respiratory Epidemiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute and Honorary Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital, London.Professor Benoit Nemery, MD PhD, Professor of Toxicology and Occupational Medicine, Department of Occupational, Environmental and Insurance Medicine and Pneumology, Research Unit of Lung Toxicology, Catholic University of Leuven, BELGIUM Editorial Board member, Journal of Inhalation Toxicology.
Published June 24, 2011 by Wiley. 492 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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