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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

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Coal workers pneumoconiosis

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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
2 doctors agree

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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