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What is the medical name for 'black lung disease'?

What is the medical name for 'black lung disease'?

Anthracosis: Anthracosilicosis if mining hard coal. "black lung" is a lawyer's term and may also include tb, emphysema, the effects of air pollution, and the irritation of the mucosa. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more


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When did black lung disease occur at its worst in victims?

When did black lung disease occur at its worst in victims?

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 of coal miners and others who work with coal, similar to both silicosis from inhaling silica dust, and to the long-term effects of tobacco smoking. Inhaled coal dust progressively builds up in the lungs and is unable to be removed by the body. ...Read more

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What is the black lung disease all about, in virginia?

What is the black lung disease all about, in virginia?

Coal mines: This is common name for coal miners pneumonconiosis. This is a progressive fibrosis of the lung caused by the chronic irritation of coal dust. ...Read more

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Black lung disease is cause by the inhalation of scilica dust. What might be the scientific name for this disease?

Black lung disease is cause by the inhalation of scilica dust. What might be the scientific name for this disease?

Scientific name: Anthracosilicosis antracos means black / coal. Actually "black lung" is often a public health term for the results of a variety of hazards facing coal workers, even TB and smoking. ...Read more