Pneumoconiose recognised as an occupational disease

A long exposure is necessary to overload lung disease such as pneumoconiose : it appears when  the epuration capacities in the lungs are exceeded . Some  pneumoconioses are recognised as occupational diseases.

All the tables of occupational diseases

Table # 25

Inhalation of inorganic dusts  containig  :

  • crystalline silica ( quartz, cristobalite, tridymite).
  • crystalline silicates ( kaolin, talcum)

Silicosis

  • Acute silicosis
    • Time limit compensation claim :  6 months
    • Duration of the exposure  : 6 months
    • There is probably an allergic mechanism with  silicosis ( we don’t observe an allergic mechanism with the other pneumoconioses).
  • Chronic silicosis
    • There are  interstitial nodular pulmonary injuries  which are bilateral. There are proved by chest X-ray  or scanner or  anatomopathological signs when they exist.
    • In the same time  functional respiratory disorders are possible.
    • Time limit compensation claim  : 35 years
    • Duration of the exposure  : 5 years
  • Pneumoconiose with complications :
    • cardiac complication, right heart failure ,
    • pleuropneumonia.
  • Pneumoconiose with non specific complications  :
    • spontaneous pneumothorax,
    • bacterial pulmonary superinfection, acute or chronic.
  • Pathological manifestations  associated with radiographic evidence or  silicotic lesions  :
    • bronchogenic carcinoma : it must be associated with silicosis radiographic evidence ,
    • pleuro pneumonia lesions type  rheumatoid  (Syndrome of  Caplan Collinet).

Kaolinose, talcose, graphitose

  • Crystalline silicates dusts
  • Time limit compensation claim : 35 years.
  • Duration of the exposure  : 10 years

Coal dusts

  • Time limit compensation claim : 35 years.
  • Duration of the exposure  : 10 years.
  • Pneumoconiose type quartz silicosis  :
    • There are  interstitial  pulmonary injuries  which are bilateral. There are proved by chest X-ray  or scanner or  anatomopathological signs when they exist.
    • In the same time  functional respiratory disorders are possible.
  • Diffuse pulmonary fibrosis with complications :
    • chronic respiratory failure, right heart failure, spontaneous pneumothorax, tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases.

Table # 44

  • Inhalation of inorganic dusts  or fumes containig iron or oxides iron  particles.
  • These particles are not toxic but the particle overload causes the pulmonary disease.
  • Sidérosis :
    • chronic interstitial lung disease caused by  iron or oxides iron overload :  there are diffused punctiform opacities on standard radiographs or scanner,  or  anatomopathological signs when they exist.
      In the same time  functional respiratory disorders are possible ( spirometry).
  • Time limit compensation claim: 35 years.
  • Duration of the exposure  : 10 years.

Table  #73

  • Antimony and derivatives.
  • Sibiosis :
    pneumonitis described by  specific radiological signs with or without symptoms such as  cough, sputum production, shortness of breath.
  • Time limit compensation claim : 5 years.



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