In plain words you are asking about silicosis
.It is mostly as a result of occupational exposure and most of the times the changes are irreversible. Lung involvement may be in the form of silicotic nodules, fibrosis
, ILD, etc.The management is symptomatic. Investigations required are chest xray, ct scan
thorax, sputum examination, bronchoscopy
. Avoidance of any further exposure is advocated. The work of breathing is hampered thereby limiting the physical abilities of aperson.