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Silicosis and asbestosis.
Conn's current therapy 2007. Rakel RE, and Bope ET, eds. Philadelphia, PA: W. B. Saunders Company, 2007 Dec; :273-276
Pneumoconioses are lung diseases caused by the inhalation and deposition of mineral dust. Silica, coal mine dust, and asbestos can lead to pulmonary fibrosis and other types of respiratory diseases. Silicosis is the oldest recognized form of pneumoconiosis.
Dusts; Dust-exposure; Dust-inhalation; Dust-particles; Occupational-exposure; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Lung-disease; Lung-disorders; Lung-fibrosis; Fibrosis; Coal-dust; Mineral-dusts; Asbestos-dust; Silica-dusts; Asbestosis; Silicates; Silicosis; Surveillance
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Conn's current therapy 2007
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