Respiratory conditions

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Exploring occupational asthma

Substituting, removing exposures key to protecting workers
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that as many as 2.7 million U.S. workers may have asthma caused or aggravated by workplace conditions. And federal statistics show that about 11 million workers are exposed to at least one of several agents associated with occupational asthma.
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Workers and diacetyl: 5 things to know

From microwave popcorn manufacturing workers to coffee roasters, employees who work with certain flavoring chemicals may be at risk for lung disease
From workers at microwave popcorn plants to coffee roasters, people who work with the flavoring chemicals diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione may be at risk for bronchiolitis obliterans, an irreversible disease also known as “popcorn lung.”
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