FAQs on Pneumoconiosis
A pulmonologist or pulmonary specialist treats pneumoconiosis.
2. Should I undergo repeated check ups if I am exposed to coal dust even if I do not have any symptoms?
Yes. Coal dust may not cause symptoms initially. If you are diagnosed early with coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, you can shift to a safer environment and prevent progression of the disease.
3. I stay near a mining area. Is there a chance I may develop pneumoconiosis?
Yes. Pneumoconiosis is not restricted to mining workers. People living in nearby areas where dust exposure is high can also develop pneumoconiosis.