TOPICS - Silicosis
Silicosis is a chronic fibrosing disease of the lungs produced by prolonged and extensive exposure to free crystalline silica dust. When workers inhale crystalline silica dust, the lung tissue reacts by developing fibrotic nodules and scarring around the trapped silica particles. The fibrotic condition of the lung is called silicosis. If the nodules grow too large, breathing becomes difficult and death may result.
People working in the following industries have the greatest risk of being exposed to crystalline silica dust and contracting silicosis:
Construction Foundry workers
Sandblasting Manufacturing glass products
Stone crushing Railroad construction
Rock quarries Plumbing and painting
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