pneumoconioses


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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.
([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.
Pneumoconioses are generally characterized as having an insidious progression and a protracted clinical latency.
Guidelines for the Use of ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses. Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Office; 1980.
Guidance for persons concerned about exposure to coal mine dust, and for health-care providers about working with potentially exposed patients, is available at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ pneumoconioses.