About the book
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.