Silicosis

What is Silicosis?

silicosis results from long-term exposure (more than 20 years) to low amounts of silica dust. The silica dust causes swelling in the lungs.

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Hey, i have been doing "Flint knapping" with a shale rock for about 1 hour to maybe 3 hours. This is my first time doing it. Most of it outside....

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Brief Answer:
There does not seem to be any risk of silicosis

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Dear Sir, I went for Saudi Visa medical test, initially they took X-ray and said there is an issue, so advised to take CT scan for further...

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Need further investigations.Sputum, Scopy, Culture

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Hi I was wondering how likely it would be for me to develop acute silicosis after sanding joint compound & cleaning up dust that contained silica...

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Brief Answer:
No chance of silicosis; maximum: allergic reaction

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