Cement dust exposure-related emphysema in a construction worker

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


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.

Keywords: COPD; Cement; construction material; risk.