You can prevent silicosis by limiting exposure.
Breathing crystalline silica causes silicosis and the main risk factor is exposure to silica dust.
Over time, the silica dust particles can cause lung inflammation that leads to the formation of lung nodules and scarring in the lungs called pulmonary fibrosis.
Multiple silica-related organizations sue the federal government to stop enforcement of OSHA's final rule, claiming it is unnecessary and costly.
This tissue is the body's normal way of repairing itself.
Multifocal areas of ground glass haziness seen in both lung fields.