Dr Jane Bourke discusses silicosis

Dr Jane Bourke has appeared on 2SM Radio Sydney and ABC Radio Ballarat recently, discussing new regulations on the manufacture of stone benchtops and the risk of the occupational lung disease silicosis for Australian farmers. Dr Bourke explained how silicosis develops, symptoms of the disease and precautions for avoiding the inhalation of silica dust. According to Dr Bourke, with the rise of instances of silicosis across Australia, it is important that the government supports research to identify ways to treat this incurable disease.