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Pulmonary Mycosis/Occupational Silicosis in Podiatrists

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Mark Russell, Mar 23, 2010.

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    Would be grateful for any information regarding pulmaonary mycosis and/or occupational silicosis in podiatry. Also, if there is any literature regarding lung disease and nail dust particulates, I would be most grateful for a copy or links.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. blinda

    blinda MVP

    I`m pretty sure you`ll already have this one....but here it is anyway;


    I was saddened to learn of the death of a retired pod surgeon who was diagnosed with broncho-alveolar lung cancer in his latter years. I have heard that this particular type of Ca has been reported among a few pods in years past, but afraid I can`t point you in the direction of any lit.

  3. Thanks Bel - appreciated. I wonder if there has been any study looking at lung disease in podiatrists and its contribution to morbidity.....
  4. DAVOhorn

    DAVOhorn Well-Known Member

    Dear All,

    I have always wondered what if the podiatry clinic was considered a factory workplace whether it would be closed due to the level of DUST PARTICLES in the environment.:bash:

    What about the risk to pts inhaling those same dust particles into their lungs, let alone the clinical staff.

    I wonder what risk assessments have been done by any health trusts on the podiatry clinic and the risks of staff and patients in contracting a respiratory disease.:butcher:

    After all many who work in woodwork/carpentry, asbestos, building environments would also be at risk from dust inhallation and subsequent respiratory disease.

    regards david
  5. Leigh

    Leigh Member

    There was an excellent BSc research paper written by a student last year, entitled "What is the distribution pattern of dust from a podiatry drill in a podiatry clinic? "I have a feeling it was published. I have a copy, but I will contact her first.
  6. Jenny296

    Jenny296 Member

    There have been a few papers published on this by some Australian a few years ago. Have forgotten dates but I am sure you can google them. Jenny
  7. Joe_Quinn

    Joe_Quinn Welcome New Poster


    You might want to contact Gordon Burrow at Glsagow Caledonian University, he (& colleagues) has been resposible for research in that area. List of publications available at:


    (you might need to cut & paste the link)
  8. anDRe

    anDRe Active Member

  9. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    I have ongoing sinus infections, gp says occupational etiology most likely.
    And they wonder why i haven't used a drill for umpteen years!

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