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Main Title Respiratory diseases research at NIOSH : reviews of research programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health /
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 223867803
ISBN 9780309118736; 0309118735; 0309118743 (PDF); 9780309118743 (PDF)
Subjects Lungs--Diseases--Research. ; Lungs--Dust diseases. ; Occupational diseases. ; Environmentally induced diseases. ; Respiratory Tract Diseases--etiology. ; Respiratory Tract Diseases--prevention & control. ; Occupational Diseases--prevention & control. ; Occupational Exposure--prevention & control. ; Occupational Health.
Additional Subjects National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. ; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
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National Academies Press http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12171
National Academies Press http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309118735
National Academies Press http://search.nap.edu/nap-cgi/de2007.cgi?term=0309118735
National Academies Press http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12171.html
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ELBM  RC731.R47 2008 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/02/2013
Collation xviii, 231 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 150-169).
Contents Notes
Respiratory diseases caused by exposures to dangerous materials in the workplace have tremendous implications for worker health and, by extension, the national economy. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that deaths from work-related respiratory diseases and cancers account for about 70% of all occupational disease deaths. NIOSH conducts research in order to detect and reduce work-related hazardous exposures, injuries, and diseases; its Respiratory Disease Research Program (RDRP) focuses on respiratory diseases. This National Research Council book reviews the RDRP to evaluate the 1. relevance of its work to improvements in occupational safety and health and 2. the impact of research in reducing workplace respiratory illnesses. The assessment reveals that the program has made essential contributions to preventing occupational respiratory disease. The National Research Council has rated the Program a 5 out of 5 for relevance, and a 4 out of 5 for impact. To further increase its effectiveness, the Respiratory Disease Research Program should continue and expand its current efforts, provide resources for occupational disease surveillance, and include exposure assessment scientists in its activities.