The respiratory tract is the most commonly affected organ system in individuals that have been exposed to a toxic dust or gas. This exposure may be of sudden or of a long-term nature. It may occur as a result of an explosion or from years of occupational exposure.
If you have been exposed to toxic dust or gas, and feel that it has affected your health, call Kamelhar-Teller Pulmonology for an appointment today.
For individuals with occupational and environmental lung disease, symptoms and affected areas vary from person to person. The upper airway may be involved, including the nose and throat, or the bronchial tubes and lungs may be primarily affected by the inhaled material. Often both the upper and lower respiratory areas are affected.
With similar symptoms to other condition it may be difficult to determine if you have
a cough or occupational and environmental lung disease. A thorough examination with
Dr. Kamelhar or Dr. Teller, will determine what is causing your symptoms.
Dr. Kamelhar and Dr. Teller have been examining and caring for patients with such exposures for over two decades. They are experts in the treatment of:
Asbestos-related lung disease
Other construction-related dust exposures
Acute exposures including steam pipe explosions
World Trade Center related symptoms in both first responders and others
When coping with illness due to work-related conditions, there is a lot to consider and manage. From workman's compensation cases to law suits, the physiciams at Kamelhar-Teller Pulmonology are knowledgable in the emotional, financial, and legal burdens that one must go through at these times. Experienced in caring for all types of lung disease, Dr. Kamelhar and Dr. Teller are committed to caring for their patients and helping them through these complicated times.