IN THIS ISSUE ELIMINATION OF SILICOSIS The ILO/WHO Global Programme for the Elimination of Silicosis (GPES)

Abstract

Silicosis is a form of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of crystalline silica dust, and is marked by inflammation and scarring in forms of nodular lesions in the upper lobes of the lungs. Silicosis (especially the acute form) is characterized by shortness of breath, fever, and cyanosis (bluish skin). It may often be misdiagnosed as pulmonary edema (fluid… (More)

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