• dust
  • Khambat, once a commercial port of Gujarat, has become a death trap for the thousands employed in the agate industry as the dust generated while grinding and polishing the mineral gets into the lungs, causing silicosis, says a study by the NGO People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL). (medindia.net)
  • Historically, flint knappers commonly suffered from Silicosis, due to the inhalation of flint dust. (wikipedia.org)
  • The prevailing view was that silicosis was very serious but it was solely caused by silica and not coal dust. (wikipedia.org)
  • Claimants
  • The first round in the highly publicised silicosis class action litigation in South Africa - which could cost the gold mining industry almost $3.25bn - was recently decided in the claimants' favour. (lexology.com)
  • Retreading," which refers to silicosis claimants who have previously filed suit for asbestos-related diseases, prompted U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack in Texas to send a stern warning last February. (madisonrecord.com)
  • The judge characterized evidence showing that more than half of 8,629 silicosis claimants had also filed asbestos claims in Corpus Christi as "great red flags of fraud. (madisonrecord.com)
  • Rajasthan
  • Former member of Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Dr M K Devarajan in a letter to the chairperson of SHRC has said that the number of those certified positive with silicosis by now, according to knowledgeable sources, is over 8,000. (scoop.it)
  • Kettle
  • After demobilization with the rank of captain, he joined the National Institute for Medical Research at Hampstead, where he worked with Edgar Hartley Kettle on silicosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • flint
  • The name silicosis (from the Latin silex, or flint) was originally used in 1870 by Achille Visconti (1836-1911), prosector in the Ospedale Maggiore of Milan. (wikipedia.org)
  • When gun flint knapping was a large-scale industry in Brandon, silicosis was widely known as Knappers' Rot. (wikipedia.org)
  • It has been claimed silicosis was responsible for the early death of three-quarters of Brandon gun flint makers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diagnosis
  • The diagnosis of silicosis is not easy and there is still no survey done to find the exact number of persons affected with silicosis, though on the basis of some samples, it is believed that a large number of workers, in the silica generating vocations, are affected by it in different States and particularly those wherein mining is being done on a large scale. (merinews.com)
  • mainly
  • Treatment of silicosis has mainly involved treating the complications associated with the condition. (cdc.gov)
  • concern
  • OBJECTIVES: We describe an emerging public health concern regarding silicosis in the fast-growing highway repair industry. (cdc.gov)
  • workers
  • The need to report cases of silicosis was stressed as a means to protect other workers. (cdc.gov)
  • Read more about Har approves policy for workers suffering from Silicosis on Business Standard. (scoop.it)
  • The Haryana government has approved an integrated policy that would provide free treatment, investigations and medicines to workers suffering from Silicosis at ESI and district hospitals and medical colleges in the state. (scoop.it)
  • It is estimated that there are TWO million workers in the United States employed in occupations at risk for the development of silicosis. (encyclopedia.com)
  • According to the PUCL and social activists, the economically impoverished workers in the agate industry have been dying of silicosis at regular intervals for the last 40 years in Khambhat. (medindia.net)
  • The PUCL investigators found, 'The facts of silicosis menace among the workers have been suppressed by traders, employers and government machineries. (medindia.net)
  • The workers treated in the hospitals are never or hardly diagnosed with silicosis. (medindia.net)
  • Although everyone knows that the workers have been infected with silicosis, on record it is hardly recognised by the government. (medindia.net)
  • Dental prosthodontists are also at risk, as are sandblasters, pencil factory workers in developing nations, and anyone who handles concentrated sand squirt to clean oil tanks, build ships, or fade blue jeans.In Silicosis, eleven experts argue that silicosis is more than one of the most pressing global health concerns today-it is an epidemic in the making. (whsmith.co.uk)
  • Silicosis among Stone Mortar Workers in Northern Thailand, 1986. (cdc.gov)
  • Workers who polished mortars had a eight fold risk of developing silicosis compared to those who did not. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition to the silicosis cases, the Beaumont, Texas-based law firm also brought 139 asbestos lawsuits on behalf of former state of Illinois workers to Madison County last week. (madisonrecord.com)
  • As one of the medical experts who testified before U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack in February, Parker said he was "stunned" that just a few doctors diagnosed nearly 10,000 workers with silicosis. (madisonrecord.com)
  • Unfortunately, many of the silicosis claims are derived from the same workers who originally filed asbestos claims. (madisonrecord.com)
  • Following observations on industry workers in Lucknow (India), experiments on rats found that jaggery (a traditional sugar) had a preventive action against silicosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • increases
  • Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day increases the risk of TB by two to four times while silicosis increases the risk about 30 fold. (wikipedia.org)
  • among
  • Earlier, inaugurating the conference, Justice Cyriac Joseph, Member, NHRC said that building awareness about silicosis among legislators and parliamentarians is necessary to help them make laws and rules. (merinews.com)
  • The silicosis prevalence rate among smokers and nonsmokers was 18.8 and 29.3%, respectively. (cdc.gov)
  • public health
  • Despite the common perception that "black lung" has been relegated to the dustbin of history, silicosis remains a crucial public health problem that threatens millions of people around the world. (whsmith.co.uk)
  • Early
  • It also analyzes the importance of transnational processes-carried on by international organizations and NGOs and sparked by waves of migrant labor-which have been central to the history of silicosis since the early twentieth century. (whsmith.co.uk)
  • industry
  • We reviewed silicosis case data from the construction industry in 3 states that have silicosis registries, and we conducted environmental monitoring for silica at highway repair work sites. (cdc.gov)
  • made
  • A current federal investigation examining questionable diagnoses and the possibility of thousands of fraudulent silicosis claims made in Texas, may explain concerns over the flush of recent silicosis lawsuits brought here. (madisonrecord.com)
  • work
  • If you work or have worked in an occupation with exposure to inhaled silica and have a cough, phlegm, or breathing difficulty, you should be evaluated for silicosis. (lung.org)
  • You'll want to provide a complete exposure history and work together on making a plan for a team approach to manage silicosis. (lung.org)
  • people
  • The study, conducted in the Shakarpur village of the town, has revealed that at least 25 people have succumbed to silicosis in the last two years. (medindia.net)