What is silicosis?

The inhalation of silica dust particles on a daily basis causes silicosis, a severe form of lung disease. It’s primarily an occupational disease that affects factory, blast furnace, and construction workers. Depending on the patient’s profession, it’s also known as Potter’s rot, Grinder’s asthma, or Miner’s Phthisis. Scarring, inflammation, and the growth of nodular lesions in the upper lobes of the lungs are all symptoms of the condition. It’s a sort of pneumoconiosis, actually. Cough, fever, dyspnea, pulmonary edema, pneumonia, and tuberculosis are all present in the patients.