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Thank you! How can you be 100% sure it is not acute silicosis? :) Again, this happened 3 weeks ago and I do have a slight cough and some chest discomfort; although otherwise healthy - might it get worse?
fyi, if it matters, the stone dust I was using was bluestone; and I know most stone is made of quartz with high concentrations of crystalline silica.
You may have hit in on the head as I was told recently by my ENT that I may have acid reflux - my esophagus is red; but I attributed it to the inhalation of the stone dust - is that even feasible that dust could do that? That also could answer the chest discomfort I am feeling if it is acid reflux? Thanks