Denim production and silicosis.

@article{Akgn2016DenimPA,
  title={Denim production and silicosis.},
  author={Metin Akg{\"u}n},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          165-9
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Silicosis because of denim sandblasting emerged as a new cause of silicosis in Turkey in the mid-2000s, and the following years have brought new cases constituting an epidemic with fatal outcomes. Because silicosis is a preventable disease, all efforts should be focused on preventing exposure to crystalline silica and thus development of the disease. RECENT FINDINGS Denim sandblasters are at a high risk of silicosis. Patients with silicosis because of denim sandblasting… CONTINUE READING
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