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Lung India. 2011 Oct;28(4):294-6. doi: 10.4103/0970-2113.85694.

Cement dust exposure-related emphysema in a construction worker.

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Department of Respiratory Medicine, T. N. Medical College, BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India.


Although, smoking is considered the most important predisposing factor in development of emphysema; environmental exposures also play an important role. There have been several studies on work related respiratory symptoms and ventilatory disorders among employees of cement industry. We report a case of cement exposure related emphysema in 75 years old woman construction worker.


COPD; Cement; construction material; risk

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