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The Chernobyl power plant disaster in 1986 exposed people to large quantities of radiation. As a result, many survivors developed radiation fibrosis, a scarring that is caused by radiation.

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What is restrictive lung disease?
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Restrictive lung disease is any condition in which the elasticity of the lungs has been compromised....
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What are some examples of common restrictive lung diseases?
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Pulmonary fibrosis is a common restrictive lung disease often resulting from overexposure to radiati...
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What percentage of Americans exhibit restricted breathing patterns?
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According to the International Breath Institute, an organization dedicated to spreading the good new...
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Is restrictive lung disease serious?
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Once restrictive lung disease develops, it is irreversible in most cases. Pulmonary fibrosis, which ...
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