Pneumoconiosis

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Etiology

Metal dusts

  • Siderosis (mining, welding)
  • Stannosis (mining, tin-working, smelting)
  • Baritosis (glass & insecticide manufacturing)
Coal dust
  • Coal worker's pneumoconiosis (common)
Inorganic dusts
  • Silicosis (rock mining, stone cutting; common)
Silicate dusts
  • Asbestosis (mining, insulation, construction, ship-building; common)
  • Talcosis (mining, insulation, construction, ship-building)
  • Kaolin pneumoconiosis (pottery, cement work)
  • Shaver's disease (corundum manufacture)

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Last updated: December 1, 2014