‘My youngest patient is 23,’ reveals doctor in midst of silicosis crisis

Rising numbers of patients threaten to overwhelm the lung transplant system, warns occupational physician
Australian Associated Press

A Queensland doctor has raised the alarm about silicosis affecting stonemasons, saying the crisis threatens to overwhelm Australia’s lung transplant system.

At least 98 Queenslanders who work with engineered stone have developed silicosis, but Brisbane occupational physician Dr Graeme Edwards fears that is just the tip of the iceberg.