Relationship between silicosis and lung function.

  title={Relationship between silicosis and lung function.},
  author={John F. Gamble and Patrick A Hessel and Mark J. Nicolich},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  volume={30 1},
In an examination of the relationship between silicosis and lung function, relevant studies of silica-exposed workers were reviewed. Smoking, dust exposure, and emphysema are three important factors that can confound the association between silicosis and lung function. Despite the importance of smoking in relation to lung function, some studies did not control for smoking, or smoking was controlled inadequately. The data suggest a weak association between lung function (mainly obstruction) and… CONTINUE READING