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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

On-line version ISSN 1989-7790Print version ISSN 0465-546X

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SANCHEZ AGUILAR, Mónica; PEREZ-MANRIQUEZ, Gabriela Betzabé  and  GONZALEZ DIAZ, Guadalupe. Potencial diseases arising from occupational hazards in the food production industry. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2011, vol.57, n.225, pp.300-312. ISSN 1989-7790.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S0465-546X2011000400004.

The industry of foods production presents occupational hazards that go from chemicals to psychosocial, because of that the groups of diseases that potentially been linked with them can be apparently harmless put in risk the life of the worker, which shows the need to have an extensive review of national and international bibliography of diseases linked with the risks presents in positions of production areas to maintenance positions of food industry. The propose of this publication is make evidence to the reader the link that exist between the risks factor presents in the food industry and the diseases that this can provoke, and frequently been qualified as general diseases when really are work related diseases, and thus provide solid foundations according national and international references for a situational diagnostic and health more complete. Objectives: This review aims to show the link between risk factors presents in food industry and the diseases that may occur as a result of them. Material and Methods: Have been revised to December 2009 the next bibliographic data bases: Medline, SciELO and PUBMED. Conclusions: A thorough diagnosis of diseases of presumptive occupational origin implies knowledge and full recognition that the workers been exposed every day or eventually, as well as quickly identify the real effect to the health and potential effect of these hazards by all those responsive for, direct and indirect, of occupational health within work centers.

Keywords : diseases; occupational hazards; occupational health.

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