Tag Archives: Exposure

Pesticide, metal exposure tied to increased risk of heart disease

(Reuters Health) – Workers who are exposed to pesticides or metals on the job may be significantly more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on occupational exposure to solvents, metals and pesticides for 7,404 workers who were part of a Hispanic/Latino health study in four cities: Chicago, San Diego,… Read More »

American doctor will be monitored in US after possible exposure to Ebola in Congo

The person, who has not been identified, is headed to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha for monitoring, the release states, adding the Nebraska Medical Center is home to one of the nation’s few dedicated biocontainment units. “This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious,” said… Read More »

Workplace Exposure: Office Jobs May Expose Employees to Deadly Asbestos

Workplace Exposure: Office Jobs May Expose Employees to Deadly AsbestosDecember 3, 2010 Asbestos in an office building can be harmful to occupants if the dangerous fibers are disturbed. What constitutes a disturbance strong enough to do harm to occupants? Even an act as simple as running a new telephone line in an asbestos-laden building could… Read More »