Dusty workplace may increase the risk of COPD

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More than one in ten people with a range of non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick due to breathing in dust and fumes at work, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

The study estimates the occupational burden of COPD at 14 percent, and notes that the role of occupational factors in most lung disease is under-recognized.

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https://www.ajmc.com/newsroom/respiratory-hazards-at-work-linked-to-disease-for-1-in-10-people-worldwide