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We work a large part of our lives; employed by an employer, as an entrepreneur or as an independent professional. This provides us with a lot of benefits such as pleasure, colleagues, income, status and a position in society. But working also involves risks that can threaten our safety and health. Anyone who wants to know more about this is in the right place on this website. I would like to share my knowledge and experience as a company doctor and occupational disease specialist with you.

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Occupational risks
Occupational risks

Occupational risks are the health risks that the profession or the work environment can entail.

Illnesses
Illnesses

By studying people who became ill through work, we can learn more about old and new occupational risks.

Ill by work?
Ill by work?

Determining whether there is any health damage caused by work is not easy, but can be learned.

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Pesticides and Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease is a neuro-degenerative disorder that occurs in approximately 1% of people of 65 years and older. The diagnosis of Parkinson's is based on the clinical picture, a progressive course and a good response to treatment ...
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Opening fumigated containers can be risky
Container transport is one of the most important ways in which products are transported around the world. The containers in the country of origin are often treated with pesticides in gas form. Opening these so-called "fumigated containers" can pose a health risk. German research from ...
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A welder with a melanoma in both eyes
In a 57-year-old welder, a white man with brown eyes, a pigmented spot of 14 x 10 mm with an underlying thickening of 4 mm was found during a routine check in the left eye. Upon further investigation, this turned out to be a uveaal melanoma that…
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Risk professions for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
The name Hodgkin comes from the doctor Thomas Hodgkin, who first described Hodgkin's disease - the Hodgkin's lymphoma - in the nineteenth century. Later it turned out that there are many variants (30-40) of Hodgkin's disease, which are conveniently but non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ...
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