The European Society for Environmental and Occupational Medicine (EOM), was founded in 2011 by a group of European scientists, who recognized a need for cooperative European efforts supporting the research in the areas of environmental and occupational health.EOM aims to strengthen independent interdisciplinary basic biomedical research on emerging new environmental work-related health problems.EOM is registered charity (since 2012) with wide range contacts to university departments, governmental agencies and professional bodies.EOM responds with the society view to consultive documents, topics of interest and guidelines concerning the specialty of the society.
The WHO has ranked environmental exposures among the top risk factors for chronic disease mortality. Worldwide, about 55 million people die each year from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including cancer, diabetes, and chronic cardiovascular, neurological and lung diseases. External exposures in living and working environments alongside with individual susceptibility and lifestyle- driven factors contribute to NCD etiologies. EOM Member Prof. Dr. Lygia Therese Budnik is chairing the DiMoPEx project. Several EOM members are participating in the project: http://dimopex.eu/
The diagnosis of extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA) or hypersensitivity pneumonitis is difficult. Delays of years or even decades till the diagnosis is made are not uncommon; frequent misdiagnoses include allergic asthma, COPD, recurrent flue and other infections. The working group ALLERGIC DISORDERS from the EOMSociety recommends current diagnostics schema:
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