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Other namesAluminosis of lung, Aluminum intoxication, Aluminium lung

Aluminosis (also known as aluminium lung) is a restrictive lung disease caused by exposure to aluminum-bearing dust.[1] Aluminosis is a form of pneumoconiosis that can lead to pulmonary fibrosis[2] and can be detected by using high-resolution computed tomography.[3]

Workers exposed to aluminium dust are often involved in industries such as explosives manufacturing (where aluminium powder is involved), aluminium welding (and grinding), and bauxite smelting.[2]


  1. ^ aluminosis- definition of aluminosis by Medical dictionary
  2. ^ a b Smolková, P; Nakládalová, M; Tichý, T; Hampalová, M; Kolek, V (2014). "Occupational Pulmonary Aluminosis: A Case Report". Industrial Health. 52 (2): 147–151. doi:10.2486/indhealth.2012-0154. PMC 4202761. PMID 24429515.
  3. ^ Kraus, Thomas; Schaller, Karl; Angerer, Jürgen; Hilgers, Ralf-Dieter; Letzel, Stephan (2006). "Aluminosis – Detection of an almost forgotten disease with HRCT". Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology. 1 (1): 4. doi:10.1186/1745-6673-1-4. PMC 1436008. PMID 16722569.

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