Occupational Lung Disease Registry

成人香蕉视频appAn occupational lung disease is a lung disease that was caused by or aggravated by an exposure on the job. They are usually caused by repeated and long-term exposure to irritating or toxic substances. However, even a single, severe exposure to a hazardous substance can damage the lungs. Occupational lung diseases can also occur when an existing respiratory problem is made worse by certain job exposures.

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) conducts surveillance of occupational lung diseases through the on-going collection of data on New York State workers who have been diagnosed with an occupational lung disease. This information is available because physicians and health facilities are required to report a person with clinical evidence of an occupational lung disease to the NYSDOH.

NYSDOH also provides information to workers regarding occupational lung diseases, including responses to frequently asked questions and resources on work-related asthma.

Occupational lung diseases are preventable. Industrial hygienists are experts who have a wide range of experience in helping employers, workers, clinicians, trade organizations, labor unions, local health agencies, and other organizations in the prevention of workplace hazards.

  • Industrial Hygiene Consultation Services
    Information on NYSDOH technical assistance to individuals and companies for controlling workplace hazards, as well as information on industry-wide research studies to identify and develop new and more cost-effective hazard control strategies.

Link to Information on Work-Related Asthma

Links to Additional Information on Silicosis

  • New York State Department of Health-Silicosis, Silica Exposure & Prevention Advice
    Information about silicosis, the risks of silica exposure, and prevention advice.

  • Extensive information regarding silica and silicosis including publications, hazard review, recommendation for preventing silicosis, sampling and analytical methods for silica, and surveillance of silicosis.

  • This report describes public health surveillance programs that identify workers at risk for silicosis and target workplace-specific and other prevention efforts. The link is directed to an article titled, "Surveillance for Silicosis, 1993- Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin".

  • General information on silicosis.

  • Information regarding crystalline silica in the workplaces.

Links to Additional Information on Asbestos-Related Diseases


  • Information on asbestos and the health hazards of exposure to asbestos.

  • Extensive information regarding asbestos and asbestosis including recommendations for preventing exposure to asbestos, sampling and analytical methods for asbestos, and surveillance of asbestosis.

Other Related Links

  • New York State Department of Health General Asthma Information
    Provides general asthma information and related links.

  • Provides general information on occupational lung diseases.

  • Provides general information on the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of asthma.

  • Provides information on occupational health hazards, injuries, illnesses and prevention.

  • Provides information on occupational respiratory diseases through the publication "Occupational Airways.”

  • A project of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Occupational Health Surveillance Program, the Massachusetts Thoracic Society and the Massachusetts Allergy Society. Provides one-page bulletins about various occupational lung diseases.

  • Quarterly newsletters providing information about occupational health risks and diagnosis techniques.

  • The National Library of Medicine has produced a website titled "Breath of Life". This site describes current research and resources, along with an exhibition that examines the history of asthma and the experience of people with asthma.

  • Publications providing information about occupational health, occupational asthma and silicosis.

  • This report contains summary tables and figures of occupational respiratory disease surveillance data focusing on various occupationally relevant respiratory diseases including pneumoconioses, occupational asthma and other airways diseases and several other respiratory conditions.