Silicosis Is Still A Major Killer Globally
Free crystalline silicon dioxide, or silica, is one of the most common minerals worldwide. It is used to manufacture many items, including glass, bottles, ceramics, but it is also a common additive in the production of foods where it is primarily used as a flow agent in powdered foods or to absorb water. Inhalation of silica dust is associated with developing various diseases including silicosis, a chronic inflammation and scarring of the lungs that damages lung function, lung cancer, tuberculosis, as well as other diseases of the airway.
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Silicosis Is Still A Major Killer
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