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Occupational Health Hazards


May 27, 2010
Smoke from Biomass Fuels tied to Emphysema, COPD
A new study out of Guangzhou, China suggest that people who burn wood or other “biofuels” for heat or cooking may have a heightened risk of emphysema and related lung conditions.

April 12, 2010
Coal Dust Exposure Linked to Emphysema Severity
New research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) indicates that exposure to coal dust is directly linked to the severity of emphysema in smokers and nonsmokers alike.