Recent Examples of silicosis from the Web
Industry wants to kill the rule Silica dust exposure has been linked to silicosis — a chronic, incurable lung disease — for centuries, and the issue rose to national prominence in the 1930s.
Safety experts have urged a tightening of silica exposure standards since the 1970s because research shows that particles of the mineral, when inhaled, can cause silicosis, a disabling and sometimes fatal lung disease.
In 2009, Turkey banned sandblasting—the practice of spraying denim with sand to give it a fashionable distressed look—because workers were developing silicosis from breathing in sand.
A second employee could not afford to see a doctor but also had symptoms of silicosis.
Authorities said Hall quickly developed silicosis from the unlicensed procedure.
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Origin and Etymology of silicosis
First Known Use: 1881See Words from the same year
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