occupational diseases


Phossy Jaw

Phossy jaw is an occupational disease of those who work with white phosphorus without proper safeguards. It was most commonly seen in workers in the match industry in the 19th and early 20th century.

Those with phossy jaw would begin suffering painful toothaches and swelling of the gums. Over time, the jaw bone would begin to abscess. Affected bones would glow a greenish-white colour in the dark. 

It also caused serious brain damage. Surgical removal of the afflicted jaw bones could save the patient; otherwise, death from organ failure would follow. The disease was extremely painful and disfiguring to the patient. (Source)

askringmaster-deactivated201509  asked:

Hello, I'm the anon from yesterday who asked you if you had any tips or any links on how to write about a sick diseased not mental character. Since my iPad was being sketchy yesterday, I wasn't sure if you had gotten the other thing I had sent. I was looking for tips on how to write about character with respiratory illnesses, or a matter of fact any illness that involves breathing problems fever delirium, the whole nine yards. If you can help thank you, if you can't,still thank you for trying.

Hello! Yes I did get your message. Sorry for the delay, had to fly back to Toronto and unpack. I’m not well-versed with this but here are a few resources that you can perhaps look at. 

I think the most important thing about writing a character with an illness is not to make it simply as a plot device. Try to flesh out your character like any other, and make the disease a factor that affects their behaviour which then triggers on mental health. You can make them tell everyone or not. Diseases are easy to hide sometimes and some people don’t feel comfortable as being labeled at that one thing, especially someone with a lung disease.

Second is to make sure that the discovery process of this disease is genuine. People often find out by going to the doctors after some warning sign. I know someone who has chronic bronchitis but didn’t even realize until one day in Drama class our voice teacher pointed out that she couldn’t breathe into her stomach. She went to the doctors and found out. So, make sure you research personal stories about lung diseases and take inspiration from that.

Third, in regards to breathing problems, they might be a symptom of some other kind of important disease in the body. So make sure that, again, do your research and pick a lung disease that you can understand and explore the experiences of.

Hope that helps!

[News] Lee Minwoo, "Parents are worried that I can't get married because I'm suffering from occupational disease"

Singer Lee Minwoo revealed his marriage plans.

Lee Minwoo has released his solo debut 10th anniversary commemorative special album, “M+TEN”. It is already his 16th anniversary as Shinhwa, and 10th anniversary as M. This year, M Lee Minwoo is 34 years old.

Regarding this, in a recently conducted interview, Lee Minwoo said, “Although I have thoughts of marriage but it won’t be this year. I’m waiting for someone good,” showing a careful attitude towards marriage.

Lee Minwoo explained, “In the past, in Shinhwa’s 11th album, I wrote the lyrics for wedding song ‘I Gave You’, because I’ve never gotten married so I was stumped as on the expressions. Also, now that I’m of marriageable age, I’m also curious as to 'how would my children look?’ It’s exactly like wanting to quickly give my parents a grandkid. My parents too are worried that "Will our son not be able to get married and just be working because he is suffering from occupational disease?’ I’m also uneasy about not being able to get married. But firstly I’d like to meet a really good woman. In the past I placed importance on looks like fair skin with long straight hair etc, now I like someone who is good to my parents and kindhearted. Though of course it’ll be even better if she is pretty.”

Lee Minwoo chose 38 or 40 years old as the age he will get married. He said, “I’d like to get married at an even number age. In future I’ll be in a relationship and make various choices as I please but just like how I had the luck to meet the Shinhwa members, I believe I have the luck to meet a good spouse. Although I don’t know how it should start out but I believe fate exists.”

As time passes, Lee Minwoo is taking an even more serious approach to relationships and also music, which is his occupation. Lee Minwoo said, “Dance is the easiest thing in the world. Although music is difficult but what I’m the best at is dance, and it is also my closest friend. In the past there was a time where I hated being called 'the kid who danced’ within Shinhwa. I don’t just do dance, I also try various kinds of music and was unhappy because it felt like I was being limited. But when you think about it, because there is dance so there is music, and it is also because of dance that I gained a good image.”

*omit album and Taxi info*

sr: mydaily
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Jin said his ‘occupational disease’ is when he look at someone for more than 3 seconds, he will wink. Then Namjoon said please don’t do that to random strangers. Then Jin replied that once he was in a broadcast station, he made an eye contact with a male staff and winked at him out of habit. And the staff gave an awkward smile. Jin said he felt bad for winking at the male staff. XDD

Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.
—  Jeanette Winterson