Chapter 37. Airborne Respiratory Hazards: Features, Protective Mechanisms and Consequences

  1. J. E. Cotes DM, DSc (Oxon), FRCP, FFOM, Dhc Visitor Reader in Respiratory Physiology External Scientific Staff of Medical Research Council Honorary Consultant in Clinical Respiratory Physiology1,
  2. D. J. Chinn BSc, PhD, MSc (Public Health) Senior Research Fellow in Epidemiology2,† and
  3. M. R. Miller BSc, MD, FRCP Consultant Respiratory Physician3

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch37

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Cotes, J. E., Chinn, D. J. and Miller, M. R. (2006) Airborne Respiratory Hazards: Features, Protective Mechanisms and Consequences, in Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch37

Author Information

  1. 1

    University Department of Physiological Sciences, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  2. 2

    Centre for Primary and Community Care, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK

  3. 3

    University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

  1. Senior Research Fellow, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064939

Online ISBN: 9781444312829

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Keywords:

  • airborne respiratory hazards;
  • hygiene standards and external respiratory protection;
  • tobacco smoke (also marijuana);
  • gaseous hazards - carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide;
  • integrated effects of environmental air pollution;
  • lung disorders of occupational origin

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Responses to physical properties of inhaled substances

  • Tobacco smoke (also marijuana)

  • Gaseous hazards

  • Integrated effects of environmental air pollution

  • Indoor respiratory hazards

  • Lung disorders of occupational origin

  • References

  • Further reading

  • Appendix Illustrative cases: disorders due to asbestos, byssinosis, farmer's lung, mineral pneumoconioses