Australian tradies being struck down by the deadly disease silicosis [Video]

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"We can"t let this go on killing our young men": How Australian tradies building kitchens and bathrooms are being struck down by a deadly diseaseStonemasons have been struck down with the deadly lung disease silicosisDust diseases expert calls for action and regulation before it affects moreA...

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‘We can’t let this go on killing our young men’: How Australian tradies building kitchens and bathrooms are being struck down by a deadly disease

  • Stonemasons have been struck down with the deadly lung disease silicosis
  • Dust diseases expert calls for action and regulation before it affects more
  • A stonemason requires a double lung transplant after …

Silicosis sufferer and former stonemason Anthony White (pictured) has spent the last few weeks fighting for life in intensive care after he was struck down with a viral infection

Anthony White (pictured) was a stonemason for more than 10 years. He now needs a lifesaving double long transplant

Anthony White, 36, (pictured with mum Dianne) requires a lifesaving double lung transplant after being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease from being exposed to lethal amounts of silica dust

Crystalline silica is present in a range of materials including concrete, bricks, sandstone, granite, clay and cement

A silicosis infected lung