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Respiratory dysfunction associated with exposure to numerous irritating inhalants ranks high among the less desirable benefits of an industrialized society. Workers may be exposed directly in certain phases of industrial processes. Population groups are exposed indirectly because of the atmospheric pollution so common to industrial communities. In England, the Industrial Revolution during the early 19th century produced conditions which forced health officials, workers, employers, and government officers to recognize the relationship between polluted air and respiratory disease. British investigators ever since have retained interest in and gained knowledge of the effects of industrial atmospheres on the lung. In recent years,
Industrial Pulmonary Diseases: A Symposium Held at the Postgraduate Medical School of London, 18th-20th September, 1957, and 25th-27th March, 1958.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:357–358. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-54-2-357
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(2):357-358.
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