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Environmental Health Risk - Hazardous Factors to Living Species
The immunological risks caused by fibrous and particulate substances, especially the effects caused by asbestos fibers and silica particles, are discussed in this chapter. Patients with silicosis often suffer from autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic sclerosis, and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody related vasculitis. Silica particles, SiO , may influence directly various immune cells resulting in the production of many autoantibodies and imbalance between responder anddoi:10.5772/62749 fatcat:2zf63bt4tfdfbmbiis4gfixg5a