brown lung

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brown′ lung′

a chronic lung disease of textile workers caused by inhalation of cotton dust and other fine fibers. Also called byssinosis.
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Some have been instrumental in passing legislation on such issues as redlining of neighborhoods, fair housing enforcement, tax reform, child support, migrant worker needs and treatment of brown lung disease.
In Organizing the Breathless, University of South Carolina political scientist Robert Botsch undertakes an institutional case study of the Brown Lung Association (BLA), an organization formed to meet the interest group needs of the victims of byssinosis, or brown lung disease.
When the Carolina Brown Lung Association, an occupational health group, convinced wary workers to take lung tests, one of the Vanguard physicians began haranguing them about the coming workers' state.