Occupational diseases have existed at least from the time the Pyramids were built in Egypt. The stonecutters developed respiratory problems from breathing too much stone dust. It is believed that they had the earliest known cases of silicosis.
6. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by employees who smoke and are also exposed to certain gases and fumes in the workplace. Examples of this would be chefs and cooks who use cooking gas without proper ventilation
In addition to skin diseases and lung diseases, exposure to harmful or toxic substances can cause injury to other body parts. Exposure to carcinogens can cause cancer to develop in various body parts, plus carcinogens have been known to cause cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, and nervous system and renal disorders.
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