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What causes siderosis?

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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How do other illnesses affect siderosis?
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Siderosis can be used as a marker of how much exposure a worker has had to toxic fumes and dust. Thi...
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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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What is siderosis?
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Siderosis, also called welder's lung, is a lung disease caused by breathing in iron or iron oxide du...
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How do medications treat siderosis?
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There are usually no symptoms for siderosis, so no medications are given for this condition. Medicat...
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