Silicosis is a progressive disease that belongs to a group of lung disorders called pneumoconioses. Silicosis is marked by the formation of lumps (nodules) and fibrous scar tissue in the lungs. It is the oldest known occupational lung disease, and...
- Construction/mining workers
- Exposure to Silica Dust
People who work with sand or rock should be aware of silicosis, a condition caused by inhaling silica particles. Learn how to prevent this...