Pathology of silicon carbide pneumoconiosis.


Silicon carbide is a widely used synthetic abrasive manufactured by heating silica and coke in electric furnaces at 2400 degrees C. Until recently it had been considered a relatively inert dust in humans and animals. However, several roentgenologic surveys had revealed lesions similar to low-grade silicosis. A recent epidemiological study has revealed a 35… (More)


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@article{Masse1988PathologyOS, title={Pathology of silicon carbide pneumoconiosis.}, author={Sylvie Masse and Raymond B{\'e}gin and Andr{\'e} M. Cantin}, journal={Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc}, year={1988}, volume={1 2}, pages={104-8} }