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Earlier blog entries on new occupational health risks

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:03pm

December 22, 2008:
1-Bromopropane, unrecognized occupational health risk?

Case reports demonstrating neurotoxic, reproductive, development and other health effects in workers who use or make 1-BP indicate that the brominated solvent may represent an unrecognized occupational health risk.

April 10,  2008
Popcorn disease
In 2006 NCOD published an alert on buttering flavoring and bronchiolitis obliterans, a rare lung diseases (“Boteraroma en de popcornwerkers long” (Dutch)), the so called popcorn workers disease, possible caused by exposure to diacetyl. Recently two interesting new publications shed more light on this occupational disease…

March 9,  2008
PIN: a new occupational disease?

Recent reports from the USA suggest the development of a new occupational disease among swine slaughterhouse workers, called Progressive Inflammatory Neuropathy (PIN). On October 29, 2007, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) was notified by a tertiary-care provider of unexplained neurologic illnesses among workers in a swine slaughterhouse (plant A) in southeast Minnesota.

December 22, 2008:
1-Bromopropane, unrecognized occupational health risk?

Case reports demonstrating neurotoxic, reproductive, development and other health effects in workers who use or make 1-BP indicate that the brominated solvent may represent an unrecognized occupational health risk.

April 10,  2008
Popcorn disease
In 2006 NCOD published an alert on buttering flavoring and bronchiolitis obliterans, a rare lung diseases (“Boteraroma en de popcornwerkers long” (Dutch)), the so called popcorn workers disease, possible caused by exposure to diacetyl. Recently two interesting new publications shed more light on this occupational disease…

March 9,  2008
PIN: a new occupational disease?

Recent reports from the USA suggest the development of a new occupational disease among swine slaughterhouse workers, called Progressive Inflammatory Neuropathy (PIN). On October 29, 2007, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) was notified by a tertiary-care provider of unexplained neurologic illnesses among workers in a swine slaughterhouse (plant A) in southeast Minnesota.

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