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Lung diseases

Harmful particles entering lungs

Our respiratory or breathing system includes the mouth, nose, lungs and the tubes that connect them.

Occupational respiratory disease is a medical term used to describe diseases caused by, or made worse by, something you breathe in at work, eg. wood dust, stone dust, poultry dust or fumes.

More about work-related lung diseases

Asthma

Asthma

COPD

COPD

Asbestos related

Asbestos related diseases

Silicosis

Silicosis is a major disease risk from RCS dust.

Silicosis

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Updated: 2014-11-25