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.
Denim sandblasters are at a high risk of silicosis. Patients with silicosis because of denim sandblasting… CONTINUE READING