Australian Scleroderma Cohort Study reveals risk from silica exposure

A history of occupational exposure to respirable crystiline silica (RSC) in men is skewing the strong female predominance typically observed among patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). The first Australian study to investigate the association between RSC exposure and SSc has found a history of silica exposure in 33% of men in the Australian Scleroderma Cohort ...

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