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Silicosis, a Disease Caused by Sand Dust

Silicosis is a chronic occupational lung disease that occurs in workers in mines, quarries of stone, metallurgy, porcelain and glass industry etc, after prolonged inhalation of silica dust. Silicosis is characterized by progressive and intense fibrosis complications being relatively common with pulmonary tuberculosis.

Occurrence of silicosis is caused by a …