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Occupational exposures linked with increased risk of COPD

Pesticides are among the occupational exposures linked with COPD.  An international team led by researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal has provided new evidence about the role of occupational exposures as an important risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A study with more than 3,300 participants has linked exposure to biological dusts, gases, fumes and pesticides with a higher incidence of COPD. Read more...


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