Avatar universal

Can wood dust cause pneumoconiosis(black lung) ?

I was cutting wood with a machine yesterday and I inhaled some wood dust. I cutter two wood sticks, I was wearing a surgical mask while cutting the first one, I was wearing a N95 mask while cutting the another one. Will I get pneumoconiosis by the wood dust I was breathing in? Thank you
1 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
973741 tn?1342342773
I think anything we breath in has the potential to cause a lung issue.  However, this study suggests that wood dust does not seem to lead to serious lung disease.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3521335/  Do you have any symptoms of anything? I think wearing the better mask makes sense though!  I would.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Respiratory Disorders Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out what causes asthma, and how to take control of your symptoms.
Healing home remedies for common ailments
Tricks to help you quit for good.
Is your area one of the dirtiest-air cities in the nation?
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.