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Pneumoconiosis (plural, pneumoconioses)

Any chronic lung disease caused by inhaling particles of silica or similar substances that lead to loss of lung function.
Mentioned in: Silicosis
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Pneumoconioses are characterized as having an insidious progression and a protracted clinical latency.
We excluded decedents with [greater than or equal to] 2 pneumoconioses.
Carpet installation should be added to the causes of pneumoconioses, specifically silicatosis of the lung.
In addition to the screening tools planned, Guardian will assist in incorporating the international guidelines for classifying chest radiographs for persons with pneumoconioses based on standards set by the International Labour Organization.
section]) Radiographs for the pneumoconioses are classified by small opacity profusion and large opacity size, compared with standard radiograph images from the International Labour Office.