In this Khan Academy video shared in October 2014, the subject of work-related lung diseases is explained. The video focuses on two types – occupational asthma and mesothelioma.
While work-related asthma is a condition that can be caused by many air pollutants and lung irritants from pollen to paint fumes, mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos in the work environment.
The most common form of mesothelioma affects the lungs but it can also affect the stomach, heart, and testicles. This easy to understand video explains how mesothelioma attacks the cells in the lining of the lungs and how people working in certain industries such as construction, shipbuilding, and mining are more at risk.
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