6 Pulmonary Fibrosis Causes and Risk Factors


Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease where the tissue which surrounds the air sacs (called alveoli) become scarred, making it difficult for oxygen to get into the bloodstream. Since there are various causes and risk factors for pulmonary fibrosis, we’ve compiled a list of some of the main causes and risks of the condition using information from the The Mayo Clinic and the Lung Association of Canada.

Occupational Pollutants

Those who work in occupations where they might inhale various toxic dust, powders or chemicals will be more at risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis. Some of these include silica fibers, bird or animal droppings, asbestos fibers, coal dust, heavy metal dust, and grain dust.

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