publication . Article . 2002

Asbestosis and silicosis

Gregory R. Wagner;
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  • Published: 25 Jul 2002 Journal: The Lancet, volume 349, pages 1,311-1,315 (issn: 0140-6736, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Interstitial fibrosis resulting from workplace exposure to asbestos and crystalline silica persists throughout the world despite knowledge of the causes and effective means for prevention. Asbestosis and silicosis occurrence is predictable among people overexposed to dusts in various industries and occupations such as mining, construction, manufacturing, and building maintenance. Asbestosis and silicosis are incurable and may be progressive even after dust exposure has ceased, therefore early recognition and supportive interventions are important. Although current disease is a result of past exposures, effective control of current workplace exposures is the only...
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free text keywords: General Medicine, Medicine, business.industry, business, Silicosis, medicine.disease, Asbestosis, Surgery, medicine.medical_specialty, Asbestos, medicine.disease_cause, Occupational disease, Disease reporting, Epidemiology, Pneumoconiosis, Intensive care medicine, Disease
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