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ISN New Pages: Causes of Scleroderma: Silica Exposure

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 02:24 AM

Causes of Scleroderma: Silica Exposure. Silica exposure can cause autoimmune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma, and vasculitis. It can also cause silicosis, kidney disease, lung cancer, tuberculosis, and other airways diseases. Environmental exposure to silica can occur in workers and bystanders in many industries, including agriculture, construction, and potters. ISN. Posted 11/14/10.

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