Pneumoconiosis Symptoms

Pneumoconiosis can take several years to develop and the severity can be dependent on a number of factors, however in general terms if you have worked in an industry where you have been exposed to different types of organic and non-organic dust (often over a period of a number of years) and you experience the following general symptoms it is advisable to visit a qualified medical practitioner for a check up.

Symptoms of pneumoconiosis

  • Tightness of the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Respiratory problems
  • Breathlessness
  • Cyanosis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic cough
  • Emphysema

For more detailed explanations and symptoms of the different types of pneumoconioses, see our sections on asbestosis, berylliosis, byssinosis, coal worker’s pneumoconiosis (also known as black lung), and silicosis.