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What causes siderosis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Siderosis is caused by breathing in iron or iron oxide dust in the workplace. Siderosis is often called "welder's lung" because people can get it from welding fumes and dust. Other occupations exposed to iron dust may include iron foundry and steel workers as well as hematite miners.

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