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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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A closer look at indium lung

A closer look at indium lung

After the discovery that exposure to indium tin oxide can cause a serious lung disease - indium lung - larger-scale research has been set up focusing on epidemiology, exposure, early detection, course, etc. Search for 'indium long' and you will find a deluge of articles, especially from Asia. Here is a small selection, aimed at... Read more
Exposure to talc and cancer?

Exposure to talc and cancer?

Talc and talcum powder are not the substances directly associated with health damage. Still, exposure to talc can be a cause of specific dust lungs, as discussed earlier here. The route of exposure is inhalation. In addition, we can also receive talc by mouth; in fact, it is a constituent of several... Read more
MS and solvents

MS and solvents

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease with a chronically progressive course. The substance myelin plays an important role in this. Myelin forms an insulating layer around the nerves in the central nervous system. In healthy people, this layer ensures that nerves transmit stimuli quickly and efficiently, but in MS this protective layer touches... Read more
Eye infections in dentistry

Eye infections in dentistry

Dentists and dental personnel are at risk of contracting eye injuries and infections from exposure to aerosols during treatment. It is very important to protect the eyes with splash goggles or splash shield during work. Dentists run the risk of eye infections. Aerosols Dentists often perform procedures... Read more