Signs and Symptoms
There are different types of silicosis depending on how quickly symptoms develop after exposure. The most common form is chronic silicosis, in which symptoms occur after 10 years or more of overexposure. The most common symptoms are chronic dry cough and shortness of breath with physical activity.
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