A lung disease caused by breathing in air contaminated with kaolin (component of china clay). It is generally an occupation disease where people are exposed to the contaminated air for prolonged periods of time. Kaolin is used to make ceramics, paper, medicines, cosmetics and toothpaste. Generally symptoms stop once the exposure ceases.
* Bronchitis * Progressive lung stiffening * Shortness of breath * Chronic cough * Asymptomatic
signs and symptoms of Kaolin pneumoconiosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Kaolin pneumoconiosis symptoms.