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A 25-year-old male asked:

what are the negative effects of breathing sawdust? lung cancer and mesothelioma? copd? or just temporary irritation(cough, shortness of breath, etc)?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Sawdust : all those things you list are possibilities with long term inhalation

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