Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Occupational Lung Disease Types

Types of pneumoconiosis include:

  • Anthracosis:
    • Caused by inhaling coal dust
  • Asbestosis:
    • Caused by inhaling asbestos
  • Berylliosis:
    • Caused by inhaling beryllium
  • Kaolin pneumoconiosis:
    • Caused by China clay
  • Siderosis of the lung:
    • Caused by inhaling iron oxide
  • Silicosis:
    • Caused by inhaling silica (quartz) dust
  • Silo Filler's disease:
    • Caused by inhaling nitrogen dioxide
  • Talc pneumoconiosis:
    • Caused by inhaling talc dust
  • Metal pneumoconiosis:
    • Caused by inhaling barium, cobalt, tin, tungsten dust
  • Popcorn pneumoconiosis:
    • Caused by inhaling fumes produced when manufacturing microwave popcorn

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Occupational Lung Disease References
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