Question of the Day – Tuesday October 17, 2017

Question: What is “diamond polisher’s lung”?

Answer: Diamond polisher’s lung is an occupational interstitial lung disease due to the inhalation of cobalt particles generated from high speed grinding tools used to grind and polish diamonds. (Demedts M et al. Cobalt lung in diamond polishers. 1984 Am Rev Resp Disease 130(1):130-135)