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Impact of Chemical and Physical Exposures on Workers’ Health

DAVID C. CHRISTIANI and XIAO-RONG WANG

in Global Inequalities at Work: Work's Impact on the Health of Individuals, Families, and Societies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195150865
eISBN:
9780199865222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150865.003.001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Exposure to chemical and physical hazards in the workplace, resulting in a variety of occupational illnesses, is a common negative impact of work on health. This chapter provides an overview of ... More


Dying to Work: Death and Injury in the American Workplace

Jonathan D. Karmel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709982
eISBN:
9781501714382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709982.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Dying to Work is a collection of short stories from and about workers who were injured or killed on the job. The stories are bookended by a brief history of safety laws that still today leave ... More


Challenges Anew

D. Clayton Brown

in King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737981
eISBN:
9781604737998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737981.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the various challenges faced by the cotton industry. These include occupational illnesses such as byssinosis, or brown lung disease, which affects workers in cotton textile ... More


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