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What can cause pneumoconiosis?

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Dr. Mario Mangas
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In brief: Pneumoconiosis

These are lung diseases caused by inhaling organic or inorganic minerals that cause an inflammatory response in the lungs.
Organic causes include pigeon breeders disease, mold exposure with different materials such as sugar cane for example. Inorganic causes include silicosis, asbestosis or other mineral dusts particles. Patient can develop pulmonary fibrosis. Hope this helps.

In brief: Pneumoconiosis

These are lung diseases caused by inhaling organic or inorganic minerals that cause an inflammatory response in the lungs.
Organic causes include pigeon breeders disease, mold exposure with different materials such as sugar cane for example. Inorganic causes include silicosis, asbestosis or other mineral dusts particles. Patient can develop pulmonary fibrosis. Hope this helps.
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