Occupational and environmental lung disease.


Journal Article (Review)

Occupational and environmental lung disease remains a major cause of respiratory impairment worldwide. Despite regulations, increasing rates of coal worker's pneumoconiosis and progressive massive fibrosis are being reported in the United States. Dust exposures are occurring in new industries, for instance, silica in hydraulic fracking. Nonoccupational environmental lung disease contributes to major respiratory disease, asthma, and COPD. Knowledge of the imaging patterns of occupational and environmental lung disease is critical in diagnosing patients with occult exposures and managing patients with suspected or known exposures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Seaman, DM; Meyer, CA; Kanne, JP

Published Date

  • June 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 249 - ix

PubMed ID

  • 26024603

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26024603

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-8216

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccm.2015.02.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States