Dr. G. Foti
Dr. Piccoli
Dr. N. Iaizzi
Dr. F. Foti
Dr. E. Bottoli

Occupational medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases caused by work activities, through blood tests or functional tests, such as:

  • Audiometry
  • Spirometry
  • Visiotest (deeper eye exam)
  • ECG (any in-depth specialist examinations if the doctor deems it necessary)

The occupational physician has a particular experience in identifying the symptoms caused by the worker’s exposure to:

  • acidic chemical agents, basic or toxic in general, coming into contact with the various body systems, in particular the respiratory, digestive, integumentary systems and the repercussions on the nervous system
  • physical agents such as radiation, of varied energy, in particular ultraviolet rays, X-rays, gamma rays
  • volatile substances of varying intrinsic toxicity, which, however, once inhaled can have various consequences. These substances are primarily asbestos fibres that cause asbestosis, then coal dust (a rare occurrence today).

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