Occupational exposure to silica dust can lead to accelerated early-onset scleroderma as well as silicosis, workers are being advised by a personal injury law firm. Young workers in the stone cutting industry are developing autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma and rheumatoid arthritis that have been linked to silica dust exposure, according to Shine Lawyers. The ...
Silicosis patients also at risk of scleroderma
By Sunalie Silva
30 Jul 2019