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Protecting Worker Respiratory Health

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Appalachian Laboratory for Occupational Respiratory Disease (ALFORD) within the U.S. Public Health Service, to prevent work-related respiratory disease and improve workers’ respiratory health.ALFORD subsequently joined NIOSH in 1971, changed into the Division of Respiratory Disease Studies (DRDS) in 1977, and Read the full article…

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