Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and occupational exposures

  title={Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and occupational exposures},
  author={Piera Boschetto and Sonia Quintavalle and Deborah Miotto and Natalina Lo Cascio and Elena Zeni and Cristina Elisabetta Mapp},
  journal={Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology (London, England)},
  pages={11 - 11}
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in both industrialized and developing countries. Cigarette smoking is the major risk factor for COPD. However, relevant information from the literature published within the last years, either on general population samples or on workplaces, indicate that about 15% of all cases of COPD is work-related. Specific settings and agents are quoted which have been indicated or confirmed as linked to COPD… CONTINUE READING
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