siliceous dust

siliceous dust

[sə′lish·əs ′dəst]
(mining engineering)
The dust arising from the dry-working of sand, sandstone, trap, granite, and other igneous rocks; the dust is not soluble in the body fluids, and often results in a form of pneumoconiosis, known as silicosis.
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Apical scars and their relationship to siliceous dust accumulation in non-silicotic lungs.
Silicosis, a fibrotic pulmonary disease resembling tuberculosis or sarcoidosis, affects workers exposed to siliceous dust in the ceramics industry [31].