Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Black Mold Lung Disease Underlying Cause

Causes of allergic alveolitis include dust from natural substances in the environment. The illness tends to be caused by an occupational exposure to particular types of dust.

Sources of dust that cause allergic alveolitis include:

  • Dairy products
  • Grain
  • Animal dander
  • Bark
  • Molds
  • Fungi
  • Birds

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Last Updated: Nov 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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