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Occupational medicine at a turning point
  1. D Coggon
  1. Correspondence to:
 Prof. D Coggon
 MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK;

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I agree with Aaron Blair that it would be premature to assume that toxic chemical and physical hazards in the workplace are all under control. The continuing high incidence of disorders such as occupational asthma, contact dermatitis, and noise induced deafness, even in countries with well developed occupational health services, provides clear evidence that this is not the case. Thus, I am not …

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