Bronchitis: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:40 by admin
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi in the lungs. Infectious bronchitis usually occurs in the winter due to a viral or bacterial infection. Smokers and others who have chronic lung or airway diseases are especially susceptible to bronchitis.

Specific types of dust, fumes from strong acids, ammonia, chlorine, sulfur dioxide and bromine, tobacco and other smoke, may cause irritative bronchitis.

People suffering from the first stages of silicosis, an occupational lung disease caused by inhaling silica (quartz) dust, may suffer from bronchitis.

See Also

  1. Lung & Airway Disorders
  2. Advair Diskus
  3. Ammonia
  4. Coal Ash Exposure: Overview
  5. Geneva Steel - Vineyard, Utah
  6. Mustard Gas
  7. Nickel
  8. Pace, Florida: Overview
  9. Phosgene Oxime
  10. Popcorn Plant Workers
  11. Ridaura / Auranofin: Overview
  12. Selenium
  13. Silica
  14. Stoddard Solvent
  15. Sulfur Dioxide
  16. Sulfur Mustards H/HD and HT (Blister Agent)
  17. Titanium Tetrachloride
  18. Weapons Workers: Overview
  19. Wingate Landfill - Fort Lauderdale
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