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Cause of black lung

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Mangas
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Pneumoconiosis: These are lung diseases caused by inhaling organic or inorganic minerals that cause an inflammatory response in the lungs. Organic causes include pig... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Breathing: This is usually a collection of coal dust and sometimes other mining dust chronically in the lungs. It is endemic in miners. It will impair breathin... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 26 years experience
?: If you live in a coal dust prone area, the incidence will be really high, compared to population living away from it.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No risk, no worry: This might be a health risk if it happened 10 times a day for many years. A single event will do no harm at all. Don't worry about it.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Dust lung disease: Most often these are due to a person's work though many of the people who survived the 9/11 attacks. Coal worker's lung, silicosis, asbestosis, farmer... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Shahzeidi
Pediatric Pulmonology 19 years experience
SOB, Cough: Pneumoconiosis is collective condition in which lung is exposed to industrial insult, such as coal, asbestos, etc. Main symptoms for such a disease wo... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not exactly sure: Of your question. Pneumoconeosis itself can lead to death but if you have pulmonary edema on top of tha it would be very bad for the lungs. If severe ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Black Lung: Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (cwp), colloquially referred to as black lung disease, is caused by long exposure to coal dust. It is a common affliction... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Unlikely: Calcifications usually occur with chronic inflammation, with some causes more prone to doing that. One common cause for foci of calcific granulomas i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 16 years experience
Yes: it's possible. It's not common though.

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