Problem

Aluminosis

Nature:

Aluminosis (also known as aluminium lung) is a restrictive lung disease caused by exposure to aluminum-bearing dust. Aluminosis is a form of pneumoconiosis that can lead to pulmonary fibrosis and can be detected by using high-resolution computed tomography.

Workers exposed to aluminium dust are often involved in industries such as explosives manufacturing (where aluminium powder is involved), aluminium welding (and grinding), and bauxite smelting.

Broader Problems:
Pneumoconiosis
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
07.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST