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What is the medical name for 'black lung disease'?
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Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
4 doctors agree
In brief: See below
Coal workers pneumoconiosis

In brief: See below
Coal workers pneumoconiosis
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Pneumoconiosis
This condition, due to chronic ingestion of dust mostly in coal miners, leads to obstructive lung disease, poor transmission of oxygen and with other substances breathed in at the same time, can lead to lung cancers of various types.
Help from your pulmonary specialist is mandatory.

In brief: Pneumoconiosis
This condition, due to chronic ingestion of dust mostly in coal miners, leads to obstructive lung disease, poor transmission of oxygen and with other substances breathed in at the same time, can lead to lung cancers of various types.
Help from your pulmonary specialist is mandatory.
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