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      Director of Multichannel Content for Pulmonary Fibrosis News, Michael Morale, discusses a grant that will help researchers study mining dusts’ role in lung fibrosis.

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      Martin Denny
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      I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis about 18 months ago and wondered why I got this disease.  Looking back on my life I can see a number of factors that would have driven my body into this situation.  First pneumonia when young, a smoker until 30 – both obvious factors, but I also spent much of my life living in inland Australia and experiencing constant dust and sand storms, another factor.  But the one that I have recently recalled was a period when I worked on coal mines, not under ground, but on the surface of active mines where I would be surrounded by haul trucks throwing up thick clouds of coal dust.  In my case it seems to be four strikes and your out – pneumonia, smoking, dust and sand storms and finally coal dust.

      • #21301
        Mark Koziol
        Keymaster

        Hello Martin, it is highly possible your 4 strikes did contribute to your fibrosis. Do you have ipf or PF? With PF they sometimes can narrow down the cause. Hopefully one day there is a cure. Take care, Mark.

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