Occupational Lung Disease is a collective term used for diseases that are caused by exposure to harmful substances in their field of work. It includes chemicals, dust, mineral particles, and fumes as in industries, mines or farms. The most common forms of occupational lung disease are asbestosis, Pneumoconiosis, silicosis, all of which are caused by inhalation of harmful substances like coal dust, silica or asbestos particulate matter. It is an extremely common phenomenon in the labor industry, especially with the exponential growth of industrialization.
HOW IS OCCUPATIONAL LUNG DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Pneumoconiosis refers to all those occupational lung diseases caused by inhalation of dust for instance in coal miners.