Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia
Print version ISSN 1806-3713
The objective of this chapter was to review the occupational risk factors for developing lung cancer. Initially, the significance of lung cancer in the Brazilian population is addressed. Subsequently, the relationships between the genesis of this type of neoplasia and various physical and chemical agents generated by industrial processes are discussed. In the conclusion, the roles that clinical diagnosis and early prevention play in controlling occupational lung cancer are addressed.
Keywords : Occupational diseases; Environmental exposure; Lung diseases; Asbestosis; Silicon dioxide; Lung neoplasms [chemically induced].