Pathology – Disease and Environment

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Examples of how occupations, hobbies and behaviours that place patients at risk for disease

  • Diet
  • Occupation – chemical (mines, factories, agriculture), biological (abbatoirs, bio-labs, animal handlers), radiation (medical imaging, nuclear reactors, welding), heavy physical labour
  • Behaviour – chemical (drug use), biological (IV drug use, sexual behaviour, travel), radiological (sunscreen/clothing, UV eye protection, protective clothing), physical (sporting activities, driving behaviour, protective equipment, mobility aid usage)


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