Disease caused by metals with Previous Year Question

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Here is the list of diseases caused by metals and minerals. This list includes various diseases caused by various minerals and metals in the human body. Some questions from this topic are often asked in various competitive exams. .

List of diseases Caused by Metals

Sl. No Metal and Minerals Disease
1 Asbestos White lung cancer
2 Asbestos Mesothelioma
3 Asbestos Asbestosis
4 Mercury Pink Disease
5 Mercury Minamata
6 Cadmium Itai-Itai
7 lead Dyslexia
8 Lead Plumbism
9 Lead Devon Colic
10 Arsenic Blackfoot
11 Crystalline silica dust Silicosis ( lung disease)
12 Chromium Dermatitis
13 Benzene vapor Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
14 Coal Black Lung
15 Iron Pulmonary Siderosis
16 Nitrates Blue Baby Syndrome

Previous year questions from this topic

Question 1: Which of the following metals causes Itai-Itai disease? (SSC CGL Tier-I 2011)
Answer: Cadmium

Question 2: Acute lead poisoning is also known as (SSC HSL Data Entry Operator & LDC 2010)
Answer: Plumbism

Question 3: Cadmium pollution is associated with: (SSC (10+2) Level Data Entry Operator & LCD 2011)
Answer: Itai-itai

Question 4: Itai-Itai disease is due to poisoning caused by __ (SSC Constable (GD) & Rifleman (GD) 1912)
Answer: Cadmium

Question 5: Which of the following diseases is caused by the consumption of nitrate-contaminated food and water? (SSC HSL Data Entry Operator & LDC 2010)
Answer: Blue baby syndrome

Question 6: The disease caused by Asbestos is: (SSC CGL Prelim Exam. 1999)
Answer: Asbestosis

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