TABLE D-3: Selected Job Categories, Exposures, and Associated Work-Related Diseases and Conditions

Job Categories

Exposures

Work-Related Diseases and Conditions

Agricultural workers

Pesticides, infectious agents, gases, sunlight

Pesticide poisoning, ''farmer's lung," skin cancer

Anesthetists

Anesthetic gases

Reproductive effects, cancer

Animal handlers

Infectious agents, allergens

Asthma

Automobile workers

Asbestos, plastics, lead, solvents

Asbestosis, dermatitis

Bakers

Flour

Asthma

Battery makers

Lead, arsenic

Lead poisoning, cancer

Butchers

Vinyl plastic fumes

"Meat wrappers' asthma"

Caisson workers

Pressurized work environments

"Caisson disease," "the bends"

Carpenters

Wood dust, wood preservatives, adhesives

Nasopharyngeal cancer, dermatitis

Cement workers

Cement dust, metals

Dermatitis, bronchitis

Ceramic workers

Talc, clays

Pneumoconiosis

Demolition workers

Asbestos, wood dust

Asbestosis

Drug manufacturers

Hormones, nitroglycerin, etc.

Reproductive effects

Dry cleaners

Solvents

Liver disease, dermatitis

Dye workers

Dyestuffs, metals, solvents

Bladder cancer, dermatitis

Embalmers

Formaldehyde, infectious agents

Dermatitis

Felt makers

Mercury, polycyclic hydrocarbons

Mercuralism

Foundry workers

Silica, molten metals

Silicosis

Glass workers

Heat, solvents, metal powders

Cataracts

Hospital workers

Infectious agents, cleansers, radiation

Infections, accidents

Insulators

Asbestos, fibrous glass

Asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma



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