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International Review of Medical Practice, 2019, XXV/4: 159-166

Title: Criteria for diagnosing occupational disease 

Authors: Matkowska A. 

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Criteria for diagnosing occupational disease

Matkowska A.

Poviat Sanitary and Epidemiological Station in Piaseczno

International Review of Medical Practice, 2019; Vol. 25, No. 4, 159

The impact of harmful chemical, physical, biological, sensitizing, carcinogenic factors and the way work is performed is referred to as occupational exposure. Occupational diseases are the result of a harmful working environment. The first ever mention of a victim of silica-containing dust comes from Egypt from around 2000 B.C. In turn, lead colic was first described by Hippocrates in 370 BC. in those using lead white and lead oxide in cosmetic dyes. Currently, the list of diseases recognized as occupational is specified in the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of June 30, 2009. This list meets the criteria adopted by international groups of experts in the field of occupational medicine and takes into account the recommendations of the European Union and the International Labor Organization. Particular attention is currently focused on reports of carcinogenic effects of specific factors or technological processes in order to limit the effects of their action in the workplace.

Key words: occupational disease, classification, harmful factors