Silicosis has long been considered as an occupational disease. They have made great efforts to research, primary prevention and medical treatment of this occupational disease. But doctors and hygienists report that the problem is still present, both in the industrialized countries and in the industrialization pathways. This book will enable readers to learn more about the intrinsic phenomena generated by exposure to silica and smoke snuff at the level of the respiratory system. This work stresses which are the physicochemical characteristics of the silica particle, biological mechanisms inducing fundamental lesions and the development of silicosis. It also covers the permissiveness and restricting exposure to smoke snuff, the determinants of risk for developing lung cancer, the effects of job relocation. The author concludes on the need to identify genetic determinants in the development of silicosis and the use of psychotherapeutic components for smoking cessation.

Book Details:

ISBN-13:

978-613-9-44996-5

ISBN-10:

6139449960

EAN:

9786139449965

Book language:

English

By (author) :

Diemen Delgado
Oscar Ramírez
Nayab Sultan

Number of pages:

240

Published on:

2019-02-07

Category:

Medicine