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Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis, or Calcinosis of the

PULMONARY alveolar microlithiasis is a rare and extraordinary disease in which microscopic stones are found within the pulmonary alveoli. The lungs, which are heavy and stony hard, cut with the gre...

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Silica‐associated lung disease: An old‐world exposure in

Sep 13, 2019· INTRODUCTION. Silicosis is not a new disease; the impact of silica dust on respiratory function was observed by Hippocrates in 430 B.C. 1 and in the 16th century by Agricol. In 1713, Rammazini described silicotic nodules in post‐mortems of stone cutters presenting with respiratory symptoms. 2 In the mid‐late 1800s, the introduction of mechanized tools in the mining sector rapidly

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What is Silicosis? Glass Blast

Silicosis is the chronic fibrosing disease of the lungs produced by the 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.

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Pulmonary problems among quarry workers of stone crushing

Pulmonary problems among quarry workers of stone crushing industrial site at Umuoghara, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Nwibo AN(1), Ugwuja EI, Nwambeke NO, Emelumadu OF, Ogbonnaya LU. Author information: (1)Deptartment of Chemical Pathology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. [email protected]

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Stone crushing industry exposes workers to deadly

A debilitating lung disease caused by silica dust is taking a huge toll on the health of labourers working in the stone crushing industry in Bangladesh’s north and north-eastern regions. There is no official figure for the total number of silicosis-related deaths in Bangladesh, however the Safety and Rights activist group told the Dhaka

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Comparison of pulmonary function test abnormalities

The aim of this study is to examine the effects of stone crushing in West Bengal, India, by comparing pulmonary functions of stone crushing workers with those of nonexposed agricultural workers. Two hundred seventy two stone crushing workers and 123 nonexposed workers were analyzed in terms of occupational and personal histories, radiological findings, and pulmonary function test (PFT) results

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Health Risks associated with Stone Dust Exposure

Respirable crystalline silica is a chemical compound present in stone dust, soil, granite and many other minerals. It has been classified as a human lung carcinogen, which can potentially cause silicosis. Silicosis. Silicosis is a fatal, long-term lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica dust. 3 Types of Silicosis: 1. Chronic Silicosis

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Stone-masons disease definition of stone-masons disease

Silicosis Definition 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 is caused by exposure to inhaled particles of silica, mostly from quartz in rocks

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Types of Lung Diseases & Their Causes WebMD

Lung diseases are some of the most common medical conditions in the world. Tens of millions of people have lung disease in the U.S. alone. Smoking, infections, and genes cause most lung diseases.

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Silica‐associated lung disease: An old‐world exposure in

Sep 13, 2019· INTRODUCTION. Silicosis is not a new disease; the impact of silica dust on respiratory function was observed by Hippocrates in 430 B.C. 1 and in the 16th century by Agricol. In 1713, Rammazini described silicotic nodules in post‐mortems of stone cutters presenting with respiratory symptoms. 2 In the mid‐late 1800s, the introduction of mechanized tools in the mining sector rapidly

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What is Silicosis? Glass Blast

Silicosis is the chronic fibrosing disease of the lungs produced by the 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.

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare lung disease that causes scar tissue to grow inside your lungs. Learn more about the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of IPF.

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Health Risks associated with Stone Dust Exposure

Respirable crystalline silica is a chemical compound present in stone dust, soil, granite and many other minerals. It has been classified as a human lung carcinogen, which can potentially cause silicosis. Silicosis. Silicosis is a fatal, long-term lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica dust. 3 Types of Silicosis: 1. Chronic Silicosis

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Stone-masons disease definition of stone-masons disease

Silicosis Definition 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 is caused by exposure to inhaled particles of silica, mostly from quartz in rocks

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Comparison of pulmonary function test abnormalities

The aim of this study is to examine the effects of stone crushing in West Bengal, India, by comparing pulmonary functions of stone crushing workers with those of nonexposed agricultural workers. Two hundred seventy two stone crushing workers and 123 nonexposed workers were analyzed in terms of occupational and personal histories, radiological findings, and pulmonary function test (PFT) results

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Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva Wikipedia

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), also known as Münchmeyer disease, is an extremely rare connective tissue disease.It is a severe, disabling disorder with no current cure or treatment. It is the only known medical condition where one organ system changes into another.. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is caused by a mutation of the gene ACVR1.

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Interernational Lapidary Association

Keywords: Silicosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung disease Many collectors use a mechanical rock saw to cut, trim, or abrade rocks and fossils in the field or lab. Dangers of this activity include flying rock chips, wounds from the blade itself or broken blades, and rock dust, which is extremely dangerous to inhale.

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An investigation into respiratory health problems of

Division of Lung Disease questionnaire and European Coal and Steel Community. Data on respondent’s height, weight and smoking habits were collected by using a structured checklist. workers at stone crushing industries in Bangladesh and help the government to make a policy for the prevention, control and elimination of silica exposure and

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Respiratory Disease: Types, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Nov 07, 2019· Pulmonary fibrosis scars and stiffens lung tissue, restricting lung movement and function. It is a type of interstitial lung disease, the umbrella term for more than 200 disorders that cause

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[PDF] Silicosis in Stone Crushing Workers-A Retrospective

Introduction: Silicosis is a progressive, fibrotic and preventable occupational lung disease. Occupational exposure in stone crushing units to silica particles of size 0.5 to 5μm poses a hazard to the workers. Methods: Our study is a passive surveillance study of silicosis in the symptomatic workers referred from Occupational Disease Centre to Department of Radiodiagnosis for chest X-Ray and

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Severe Silicosis in Engineered Stone Fabrication Workers

Silica exposure is also associated with increased risk for lung infection (notably, tuberculosis), lung cancer, emphysema, autoimmune diseases, and kidney disease (1). Because quartz, a type of crystalline silica, is commonly found in stone, workers who cut, polish, or grind stone materials can be exposed to silica dust.

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