Breathing Life: Funding Research and Assistance for Silicosis

By Joanna McNeill

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Anyone can get lung disease.

It affects 1 in 3 Australians and is the second leading cause of death. Lung Foundation Australia is the only charity in Australia providing support and a voice for people with lung disease, their families, carers, health professionals and the general community.

Silicosis is a lung disease mainly caused by inhaling silica, a mineral commonly found in certain types of rock or soil Silica dust is created when cutting, drilling, grinding or polishing certain types of stone, rock, sand and clay. Over time, inhaling silica dust causes inflammation which leads to scarring of the lung tissue which can cause stiffening of the lungs, making it difficult to breathe.

Please support me in raising funds to support patients and families impacted by lung diseases like silicosis. 

Thank you. 


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