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How do other illnesses affect siderosis?

Siderosis can be used as a marker of how much exposure a worker has had to toxic fumes and dust. This is important because conditions like lung fibrosis and silicosis may be present along with siderosis. While the siderosis did not produce these other conditions, the associated dust and fumes from work likely had a direct effect on the worker's health. Some researchers think that welding fumes can be as harmful to health as smoking.

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What are the symptoms of siderosis?
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Siderosis doesn't usually have symptoms. It is called a "benign pneumoconiosis," meaning that it is ...
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What are the treatment options for siderosis?
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Siderosis is preventable but is not usually treated. Most people with siderosis have no symptoms, so...
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Can siderosis be prevented?
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Siderosis can be prevented by taking precautions not to inhale more iron- or iron-oxide containing d...
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Is siderosis serious?
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Siderosis, in itself, is not serious. It may, however, help your doctor determine how much exposure ...
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