Environmental & Occupational Health

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Exposure to beryllium, coal dust, asbestos, latex or any work-related substances can cause serious breathing issues.

If this has happened to you, you can trust your care to the occupational medicine experts at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation.

Our multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment to patients with a broad range of work-related lung diseases. We also work with employers, unions, industry, government and others to provide occupational health and safety programs to reduce and prevent work-related lung diseases such as asthma, COPD and bronchiolitis.

Our doctors are researchers, too, so you have access to the latest clinical trials and most effective treatments.


Environmental & Occupational Health at National Jewish Health

At National Jewish Health, you’ll find:

Learn more about our Deployment-Related Lung Disease Center.

Our Specialists

Clinical Trials

Mineral Dust & Lung Disease

Our researchers are studying lung diseases that develop from inhaling mineral dust over time. Although the cause of diseases such as "black lung" are known, it is not well understood why some people develop these diseases and others don't.

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Reasons to Visit National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians frequently recognized as among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 8 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to the latest clinical trials
  • 119 -year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders


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