Environmental & Occupational Lung Disease
Patients with lung disease suspected to be due to exposure to occupational or environmental agents can be evaluated at the UCSF Occupational and Environmental Medicine Practice at Mt. Zion. The practitioners there can consult with Dr. John Balmes or Dr. Paul Blanc, as needed, and utilize additional assessments, including pulmonary function testing, sleep medicine evaluation, or advanced lung disease referral. Together, the UCSF team has extensive experience with occupational asthma, COPD related to workplace exposures, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, chronic beryllium disease, and pneumoconiosis such as asbestosis and silicosis.