This book discriminates and emphasizes approaches that are likely to be productive in terms of understanding the causation and mechanisms of occupational lung diseases. It benefits research academicians in the field of lung diseases, and government and public health authorities.
Table of Contents
1. Occupational Lung Diseases: The Scope of The Problem 2. Clinical Techniques 3. Radiography 4. Standardization of Spirometry with Special Emphasis in Field Testing 5. Physiologic Measurements Providing Enhanced Sensitivity in Detecting Early Effects of inhalants 6. Exercise Testing 7. Contribution of Immunologic Techniques to Current Understanding of Occupational Lung Disease 8. Inhalation Challenge Testing 9. Lung Morphometry 10. Tissue Mineral Identification 11. Mechanisms of Fibrogenesis 12. Environmental Characterization 13. Epidemiology 14. Worker Surveys 15. Statistical Analyses 16. Scientific Basis for Public Policy Decisions