Learn About Silicosis
Approximately 2.3 million U.S. workers are exposed to silica in the workplace. Inhaling silica dust particles can permanently scar the lungs and lead to chronic breathing problems.
Silicosis Symptoms and Diagnosis
Symptoms of silicosis can appear from a few weeks to many years after exposure to silica dust. Symptoms typically worsen over time, especially if exposure to silica dust is ongoing.
Treating and Managing Silicosis
Silicosis cannot be cured, but there are supportive treatments available to relieve symptoms.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Silicosis
Being diagnosed with silicosis can be disheartening. You and your loved ones are likely to have many concerns and questions.