Aluminosis (also known as aluminium lung) is a restrictive lung disease caused by exposure to aluminum-bearing dust.[1] Aluminosis is a form of pneumoconiosis that can lead to pulmonary fibrosis[2] and can be detected by using high-resolution computed tomography.[3]

Other namesAluminosis of lung, Aluminum intoxication, Aluminium lung

Workers exposed to aluminium dust are often involved in industries such as explosives manufacturing (where aluminium powder is involved), aluminium welding (and grinding), and bauxite smelting.[2]


  1. aluminosis- definition of aluminosis by Medical dictionary
  2. Smolková, P; Nakládalová, M; Tichý, T; Hampalová, M; Kolek, V (2014). "Occupational Pulmonary Aluminosis: A Case Report". Industrial Health. 52 (2): 147–151. doi:10.2486/indhealth.2012-0154. PMC 4202761. PMID 24429515.
  3. Kraus, Thomas; Schaller, Karl; Angerer, Jürgen; Hilgers, Ralf-Dieter; Letzel, Stephan (2006). "Aluminosis – Detection of an almost forgotten disease with HRCT". Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology. 1 (1): 4. doi:10.1186/1745-6673-1-4. PMC 1436008. PMID 16722569.

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