aluminosis


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aluminosis

a respiratory disease caused by prolonged inhalation of aluminum particles.
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Donald McNeill contrasts two catastrophic events--the 1990 collapse of a block in the working-class neighborhood of Nou Barris due to aluminosis, which affected over 87,000 apartments, and the 1994 Liceu fire--to expose "the priorities of urban politics in democratic Barcelona" (130).
The high concentration and prolonged inhalation effects of alumina and silica contained in clays, flint, alumina and other ceramic raw materials are medically recognized as causing aluminosis, silicosis and other lung diseases.