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Vildan

Father in law newly diagnosed, husband works in ceramics.

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My father in law was just diagnosed with systemic scleroderma; it seems to be moving fast into his lungs.

 

As I research more about scleroderma, I am learning that exposure to silica dust can trigger it. My husband works with tile and ceramics and has constant exposure to silica dust. I believe he should stop immediately due to possible genetic inheritance and the silica dust being a bad combination. He is telling me I’m overreacting, perhaps I am?

 

Does anyone have any knowledge or advice they can share? I’m feeling very overwhelmed. 

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Hi Vildan,

 

Welcome to these forums!

 

I'm sorry to hear that your father in law has been diagnosed with scleroderma, with possible lung involvement.

 

Occupational exposure to silica is a known cause of scleroderma. It is legally recognized as an occupational disease in many countries, including the United States. I've included a link to our medical pages on Causes of Scleroderma: Silica, which I hope you'll find helpful and informative.

 

Kind regards,


Jo Frowde

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