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Will brown lung disease affect children differently than adults?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Hopefully not in kid

Byssinosis, brown lung disease, is an inflammatory condition of the lungs & breathing tubes that occurs in persons working with raw cotton, flax, sisal & hemp.
Constantly breathing the dust of these materials results in symptoms of asthma. Continued exposure for many years can cause irreversible lung damage. Age is not a factor. Children may be exposed in third-world textile factories.

In brief: Hopefully not in kid

Byssinosis, brown lung disease, is an inflammatory condition of the lungs & breathing tubes that occurs in persons working with raw cotton, flax, sisal & hemp.
Constantly breathing the dust of these materials results in symptoms of asthma. Continued exposure for many years can cause irreversible lung damage. Age is not a factor. Children may be exposed in third-world textile factories.
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