FAQs About Silicosis

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1. Whom should I see if I have Silicosis?

A specialist in respiratory medicine (pulmonologist) is the one to be consulted.

2. Is dietary restriction necessary in Silicosis?

No dietary restrictions are necessary.

3. Should activities be restricted?

No activity restrictions are advised in silicosis.

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Hi Sincerely seeking some professional advice here. I have been exposed to an incident of inhaling silica dust for some 2 hours at a quartz, granite, marble polishing and grinding foundry [as I was tasked to select marble for our new office renovation]. The dust concentration in the enclosure is strong in my opinion (air is of a dusty white fog with strong smell of the stones). Now I noticed phelgm and mild coughing. Do I need an X-Ray examination for symptoms of silicosis? Also, since silica gets retained would anyone who inhaled silica dust, even if of a one off incident eventually develop symptoms of silicosis? Thank you

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