What is another word for silicosis?

70 synonyms found


[ sˌɪlɪkˈə͡ʊsɪs], [ sˌɪlɪkˈə‍ʊsɪs], [ s_ˌɪ_l_ɪ_k_ˈəʊ_s_ɪ_s]

How to use "Silicosis" in context?

The lungs are the largest and most complex organ in the body. They are responsible for providing oxygen to all the other parts of the body and removing carbon dioxide. When breathed in, sand and other particles get into the airways and flow through the lungs with each breath. The air we breathe is scrubbed clean of all the large particles by the mucous membranes lining our respiratory tracts, and small particles are trapped by the epithelial cells on the air sacs and alveoli.

In the Dilworth Vale area of the Coeur d'Alene mining district in northern Idaho, silicosis is a common occupational disease.

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