Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. Outbreaks are commonly associated with large-scale water systems in hotels, hospitals, long-term care facilities and cruise ships. It occurs most often in a certain set of at-risk people.
Thousands of workers each year are exposed to the metal beryllium, which can lead to chronic beryllium disease (CBD), aka berylliosis. Breathing this metallic dust can cause serious lung disease. Find out if you’re at risk and what to do about it.