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HSE shines a spotlight on ling disease

Some types of work can cause life threatening lung diseases if exposure to the risks are not managed and controlled.


Breathing in certain dusts, gases, fumes and vapours in the workplace can cause serious, long-term lung damage.

The HSE website has details of high risk work and how to prevent work related lung diseases.

Diseases like, asbestosis, silicosis, asthma, and lung cancer, all cause severe, often incurable, health problems that can have a devastating impact on workers’ lives.

HSE has more information about occupational lung diseases and the symptoms associated with lung disease.

If you’re an employer, you are required by law to control the risks to your workers from exposure to hazardous substances.

Visit the HSE website for further advice and help to prevent work-related lung disease.

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