1Environmental Health In the News•"Popcorn Lung" Patient Ate Two Bags A Day –Possible Link Between Chemical In Microwave Popcorn And Lung Ailment•UW scientists create pollution-sucking trees–Rabbit gene helps poplars neutralize chemicals quickly–But while the poplars could benefit cleanup projects, they raise a multitude of ecological and ethical concerns. •Lethal tropical fungus enters state–Out of about a million people who are exposed to the fungus annually in the province, 20 to 30 become seriously ill and the eight have died, B.C. health officials say.–2.5/100,000= Attack rate (A very rare disease)–32/100 = Fatality rate (35% fatal) Occupational HealthFocus on A New DiseaseThis Week•Epidemiology of Occupational Disease/injury- reference other diseases•Who Is Responsible for Protecting Workers?•Our Case of the Week•Major Disease Groups and Injuries and Some Interesting ExamplesWork Can Be Hazardous to Your HealthA Conservative EstimateNot Coming Home From Work•2.2 million men and women are deprived of lifeby occupational accidents and work-related diseases annually world-wide•270 million occupational accidents •160 million occupational diseases•May be a substantial underestimateFor Reference•0.7-2.7 million people die from Malaria each yearCauses of Death in the World2002Developing countries Developed countries HIV/AIDS 2 678 000 Heart disease 3,512,000Pneumonia 2,643,000 Stroke 3,346,000Heart attacks 2,484,000 COPD 1,829,000Diarrhea 1,793,000 Pneumonia 1,180,000Stroke 1,381,000 Respiratory cancer 938,000Childhood diseases 1,217,000 Traffic accidents 669,000Malaria 1,103,000 Stomach Cancer 657,000Tuberculosis 1,021,000 Heart disease 635,000COPD 748,000 Tuberculosis 571,000Measles 647,000 Suicide 499,000http://ucatlas.ucsc.edu/cause.phpWhat Do We Die From?
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