hi my dad is seriously ill with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, its heart breaking to watch him deteriorating daily, I would like to raise awareness if this wretched disease. my dad has never smoked he is 70 years old and has always been in good health, he was diagnosed 10 years ago. I was wondering if there was a link between this disease and where he worked. my dad worked for over 30 years in a sugar cane refinery,could breathing in the sugar cane dust have been a risk factor relating to this disease, has anyone else come across this before or know of someone who has ?
thank you for reading this, any information would be appreciated, im not looking to blame just raise awareness for others.