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Can a workplace or heavy fumes cause copd?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes occupational exposure to certain chemicals can damage the airways and result in either emphysematous changes or chronic bronchial inflammation.

In brief: Yes

Yes occupational exposure to certain chemicals can damage the airways and result in either emphysematous changes or chronic bronchial inflammation.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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Dr. Theodore Cole
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Many types of environmental toxins can contribute to the development if illness, including copd.
The exposure that is most controllable is smoking.

In brief: Yes

Many types of environmental toxins can contribute to the development if illness, including copd.
The exposure that is most controllable is smoking.
Dr. Theodore Cole
Dr. Theodore Cole
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Chronic exposure to things that affect the lungs (such as cigarette smoke) could lead to chronic lung scarring.
Rates of COPD are higher in those who live in large urban areas due to pollution. COPD can likely be induced in workplace environments.

In brief: Yes

Chronic exposure to things that affect the lungs (such as cigarette smoke) could lead to chronic lung scarring.
Rates of COPD are higher in those who live in large urban areas due to pollution. COPD can likely be induced in workplace environments.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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