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Hunter's Diseases of Occupations

10th Edition

Edited by Peter J Baxter, Tar-Ching Aw, Anne Cockcroft, Paul Durrington, J Malcolm Harrington

CRC Press

1,324 pages | 250 B/W Illus.

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Winner of the 2011 BMA book awards: medicine category

In the five decades since its first publication, Hunter's Diseases of Occupations has remained the pre-eminent text on diseases caused by work, universally recognized as the most authoritative source of information in the field. It is an important guide for doctors in all disciplines who may encounter occupational diseases in their practice, covering topics as diverse as work and stress, asbsetos-related disease, working at high altitude and major chemical incidents, many of which are highly topical.

The Tenth Edition of Hunter's Diseases of Occupations has been fully revised and updated, presenting all practitioners considering an occupational cause for a patient's condition with comprehensive coverage of work-related diseases as they present in modern and developing industralised societies. It draws on the wide-ranging and in-depth clinical knowledge and experience, and acadmic excellence, of top experts in the field.

Table of Contents

PART ONE – GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

Section One: History and Development of Occupational Medicine

Donald Hunter and the history of occupational health: precedents and perspectives

Joseph Melling and Tim Carter

The changing face of occupational diseases

Peter J Baxter, Tar-Ching Aw, Anne Cockcroft, Paul Durrington and J Malcolm Harrington

Section Two: Diagnosis of Occupational Disease

The occupational history

Tar-Ching Aw

Occupational exposure to hazardous substances

John W Cherrie and Sean Semple

Biological monitoring

John Cocker and Howard J Mason

Section Three: Extent and Attribution of Occupational Disease

Epidemiological methods and evidence-based occupational medicine

David Coggon

Attribution of disease

Anthony Newman Taylor and David Coggon

Compensation schemes

Anthony Newman Taylor and David Walters

Section Four: Legal Issues

Medicolegal reports and the role of the expert witness

Diana M Kloss

PART TWO – DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH CHEMICAL AGENTS

Section One: Occupational Toxicology

Occupational toxicology: general principles

Peter G Blain and Robert D Jefferson

Risks and hazards in occupational and environmental exposures

Robert L Maynard

Section Two: Metals

Introduction

Tar-Ching Aw

Aluminium

Perrine Hoet

Antimony

Malcolm R Sim

Arsenic

Malcolm R Sim

Beryllium

Lee S Newman and Holly M Christensen

Cadmium

Perrine Hoet

Chromium

Tom Sorahan

Cobalt

Perrine Hoet

Copper

Peter Aggett

Gold

Peter Linnett

Iron

Peter Aggett

Lead

Peter J Baxter and Hideki Igisu

Magnesium

Peter Aggett

Manganese

Grant McMillan and Finlay D Dick

Mercury

Peter J Baxter and Hideki Igisu

Molybdenum

Malcolm R Sim

Nickel

Tom Sorahan

Phosphorus

Malcolm R Sim

Platinum group metals

Peter Linnett

Polonium

Iain Blair

Silver

Peter Linnett

Thallium

Hideki Igisu and Tar-Ching Aw

Tin

Tar-Ching Aw and Hideki Igisu

Tungsten

Perrine Hoet

Uranium

Iain Blair

Vanadium

Finlay D Dick

Zinc

Peter Aggett

Section Three: Gases

Gases

Peter J Baxter

Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome and irritant-induced asthma

Jon G Ayres

Deliberate use of chemicals in warfare and by terrorists

Robert L Maynard

Section Four: Other Chemical Exposures

Organic chemicals

Tiina Santonen, Antero Aitio and Harri Vainio

Pesticides and other agrochemicals

Ian Brown, Annalisa Chiodini, Chiara Somaruga and Claudio Colosio

Welding

Grant McMillan

The semiconductor industry

David Koh and Judy Sng

PART THREE – DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH PHYSICAL AGENTS

Section One: Noise

Sound, noise and the ear

Richard T Ramsden and Shakeel R Saeed

Section Two: Vibration

Hand–arm vibration syndrome

Ian J Lawson, Frank Burke, Kenneth L McGeoch,

Tohr Nilsson and George Proud

Whole body vibration

Massimo Bovenzi and Keith Palmer

Section Three: Heat and Cold

Heat and cold

E Howard N Oakley

Section Four: Barometric Pressure

Diving and work at increased pressure

Stephen Watt and Andrew Colvin

Working at high altitude

Peter JG Forster

Flying and spaceflight

Mike Gibson, David Gradwell and Alyson Calder

Section Five: Radiation

Ionizing radiations

Chris Sharp and Fred A Mettler Jr

Non-ionizing radiation and the eye

Michael E Boulton and David H Sliney

Extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields

Leeka Kheifets and Gabor Mezei

Radiofrequency fields

Gabor Mezei and Leeka Kheifets

PART FOUR – DISEASES RELATED TO ERGONOMIC AND MECHANICAL FACTORS

Section One: The Musculoskeletal System

Repeated movements and repeated trauma affecting the musculoskeletal system

Cyrus Cooper and Keith Palmer

Section Two: Back and Spinal Pain

Occupational back pain

Jos H Verbeek and Frederieke Schaafsma

PART FIVE – OCCUPATION AND TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES

Section One: Occupational Infections

Occupational infections

Julia Heptonstall and Anne Cockcroft

Zoonoses

Alastair Miller and Julia Heptonstall

Section Two: Bioterrorism and Biotechnology

Bioterrorism

Julia Heptonstall

Genetic modification and biotechnology

David Roomes

PART SIX – WORK AND MENTAL HEALTH

Section One: Work and Stress

Introduction to work and stress

Peter Baxter, Tar-Ching Aw and Anne Cockcroft

Work, stress and sickness absence: a psychosocial perspective

Maurice Lipsedge and Michael Calnan

Mental health at work: psychological interventions

Adrian Neal

Section Two: Work and Psychiatric Disorder

Work and psychiatric disorder: an evidence-based approach

Nick Glozier, Max Henderson, Neil Greenberg and Simon Overland

Section Three: Substance Abuse

Substance abuse and the workplace

Jonathan D Chick

PART SEVEN – RESPIRATORY DISORDERS

Section One: General Issues

Imaging in occupational lung disease

Paul M Taylor

Work and chronic air flow limitation

David J Hendrick

Health effects of ultrafine/nanoparticles

Ken Donaldson, Robert J Aitken, Jon G Ayres, Brian G Miller and C Lang Tran

Health effects related to non-industrial workplace indoor environments

Jouni JK Jaakkola and Maritta S Jaakkola

Section Two: Organic Dust Diseases

Occupational asthma

Paul Cullinan and Anthony Newman Taylor

Byssinosis and other cotton-related diseases

CAC Pickering and Robert Niven

Extrinsic allergic alveolitis

Paul Cullinan and Anthony Newman Taylor

Section Three: Inorganic Dust Diseases

Inorganic dusts: general aspects

Anne Cockcroft

Asbestos and asbestos-related diseases

David Weill and Anne Cockcroft

Epidemiology of asbestos-related diseases

Robin M Rudd

Other fibrous mineral dusts

Anne Cockcroft

Silica and silica-related diseases

Anne Cockcroft

Epidemiology of silica-related disease

Kyle Steenland

Other non-fibrous mineral dusts

Anne Cockcroft

Metal dusts and fumes

Benoit Nemery

Berylliosis

Holly M Christensen and Lee S Newman

PART EIGHT – OTHER EFFECTS OF WORKPLACE EXPOSURES

Section One: Occupational Diseases of the Skin

Occupational diseases of the skin

John English and Jason Williams

Section Two: Occupational Cancers

Occupational cancer: epidemiology, biological mechanisms and biomarkers

Manolis Kogevinas, J Malcolm Harrington and Roel Vermeulen

Section Three: Other Systemic Effects

Nephrotoxic effects of workplace exposures

Rema Saxena, Pearl Pai and Gordon M Bell

Neurotoxic effects of workplace exposures

Michael J Aminoff and Marcello Lotti

Hepatotoxic effects of workplace exposure

Thomas W Warnes and Alexander Smith

Workplace exposures and reproductive health

Jens Peter Bonde

Haemopoietic effects of workplace exposures: anaemias, leukaemias and lymphomas

Edward Gordon-Smith, Anthony Yardley-Jones and Atherton Gray

Section Four: Shift Work

Shift work and extended hours of work

Giovanni Costa, Simon Folkard and J Malcolm Harrington

About the Editors

Peter J Baxter MD MSc FRCP FFOM
Consultant Physician in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK

Tar-Ching Aw MB PhD FRCP FRCPC FFOM FFPHM
Professor and Chair, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, UAE; Adjunct Professor, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA; Visiting Professor, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK

Anne Cockcroft MD HIH FRCP FFOM
Senior Research Fellow, CIET group; Visiting Professor, Autonomous University of Guerrero, Mexico

Paul Durrington MD FRCP FRCPath FAHA FACP FMedSci
Honorary Professor of Medicine, Consultant Physician, Cardiovascular Research Group, School of Biomedicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

J Malcolm Harrington CBE MSc MD FRCP FFOM FMedSci
Emeritus Professor of Occupational Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED000000
MEDICAL / General
MED002000
MEDICAL / Administration
MED061000
MEDICAL / Occupational & Industrial Medicine
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety