Mesothelioma and the Environment

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that most often starts in the covering of the lungs but can also start in the abdomen. Associated especially with exposure to asbestos fibers, These fibers are resistant to heat, fire, and chemicals and do not conduct electricity. For these reasons, asbestos has been used widely in many industries.

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What is Spirometry?

Spirometry is the most commonly used to test the lung function.

The spirometer measures the speed your lungs can be filled and emptied of air, giving an indication of how well your lungs are performing.

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Plantar Fasciitis


What is plantar fasciitis?
It is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot.


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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

 

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
 This is a relatively common condition that causes pain, numbness and a burning or tingling sensation in the hand and fingers. The carpal tunnel is a small tunnel that runs from the bottom of the wrist to the lower palm.


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Common Occupatoinal Diseases


An occupational disease is any chronic ailment that occurs as a result of work or occupational activity. An occupational disease is typically identified when it is shown that it is more prevalent in a given body of workers than in the general population, or in other worker populations.

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