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This information was reviewed and approved by Maura Robinson (5/1/2012).

There is no cure for pneumoconiosis. Early detection through regular monitoring of lung function and/or chest X-ray changes combined with efforts to limit exposures to dusts will help protect the lungs from further damage.

Additionally, immunizations against influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia, timely treatment of respiratory infections and regular exercise are essential in maintaining both lung and overall health.

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