Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Work-Related Diseases

Kavitha Palaniappan

University of Newcastle Australia

Associate Professor Dr. Palaniappan is the academic director at the Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education (Singapore). She is an active researcher in the field of occupational health and industrial safety. Also, she is a graduate member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).


Hard-Metal Dust the Dust of Cotton Carbon Monoxide Hydrogen Sulfide Ionizing Radiation Ultraviolet Radiation Organophosphates Malathion Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Back Pain Arrhythmias Cardiomyopathy

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This book is about the various diseases that could result due to exposure to different kinds of occupational settings. Usually, it is difficult to link certain diseases to specific occupations due to a longer latency period. However, compelling shreds of evidence are required to establish the strong relationship between the diseases and the occupations that may actually lead to the occurrence of those diseases.

This book aims to bring out the work-related causative factors associated with diseases such as bronchopulmonary diseases that may be due to exposures to different substances such as hard metal dust, the dust of cotton, flax, hemp, sisal, or sugarcane; diseases due to exposures to asphyxiants such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen cyanide, and their derivatives; diseases caused by exposures to different types of radiations such as ionizing radiation, ultraviolet radiation, infrared radiation, and even visible light radiation; diseases caused due to the exposure to a range of pesticides in agricultural farmlands; musculoskeletal and cardiovascular diseases. An upcoming topic on psychosocial illnesses can also be considered under occupational diseases if it can be linked with statistical evidence to specific occupations.

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Date completed: October 1st 2021

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Expected publication date: May 29th 2022

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Kavitha Palaniappan

University of Newcastle Australia

Associate Professor Dr. Kavitha Palaniappan is the academic director at Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education (Singapore), a wholly-owned entity of the University of Newcastle, Australia. She teaches the program of Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (BEnvOHS). Apart from teaching, Dr. Palaniappan is also actively involved in multi-disciplinary research, including the prevalence of psychosocial illnesses and their impacts on society, economy and country. She also researches alternative therapies to enhance sleep, yoga and its health benefits, the toxicity of nanomaterials, exposure measurements and hygiene requirements for nano-titanium dioxide, exposure to nano-silver in mattresses and beddings and their health effects, associations between seasonal patterns, climate variables, and dengue risks in Singapore. She is a graduate member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

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