Lifestyle Choices and Environmental Exposures That Contribute to Pulmonary Disease: An AMA Guides Sixth Edition Perspective
Christopher R. Brigham
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Abstract

In evaluating pulmonary disease for impairment rating, determining the factors that contribute to the disease is critically important. These include lifestyle choices (eg, tobacco use) and environmental exposures. This article reviews how to evaluate what factors contribute to pulmonary disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer.

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