black lung


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black lung

n.
Pneumoconiosis caused by the long-term inhalation of coal dust. Also called anthracosis.

black lung

n
(Pathology) another name for pneumoconiosis

black′ lung′


n.
pneumoconiosis of coal miners caused by coal dust.

black lung

A lung disease of coal miners that is caused by the long-term inhalation of coal dust.
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Noun1.black lung - lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust
pneumoconiosis, pneumonoconiosis - chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles
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include Queenslands mines, explosives and petroleum and gas inspectors, the Safety in Mines Testing and Research Station at Redbank near Ipswich and the coal mine workers health scheme that covers mine dust lung diseases, including black lung.
Similarly, they did not include in their burden estimate asbestosis, silicosis and coal workers' pneumoconiosis (black lung), because those conditions are entirely work-related.
Coal mining has historically been fraught with hazards, which are similar to those associated with the aftermath of natural disasters: suffocation, gas poisoning, roof collapse, rock burst, gas explosions and a plethora of lung diseases, including incurable diseases like coalworker's pneumoconiosis, also known as black lung disease.
"Each case of advanced black lung disease is an entirely preventable tragedy, and represents mine operators' unwillingness to adequately control mine dust exposures, and safety regulators failure to set, monitor and enforce standards necessary to protect miners."
Incurable - and entirely unnecessary had those men been equipped with even basic safety equipment - pneumoconiosis or black lung disease cut off the lives of generations of Welsh miners long before their time.
On January 19, 2012, Ross filed a claim for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act, 30 U.S.C.
It then references that for Rodders it "has to be a bag of the black stuff" which some people considered to be a reference to pneumoconiosis, AKA Black Lung, the chronic respiratory complaint which killed thousands of miners in the Valleys.
It then goes on to add: "for him it has to be a bag of the black stuff " - a nod to the dark colour of the packaging perhaps, but which, for some, has been taken as a reference to pneumoconiosis, AKA Black Lung, the chronic respiratory complaint which killed thousands of miners in the Valleys.
It then goes on to add: "for him it has to be a bag of the black stuff" - a nod to the dark colour of the packaging perhaps, but which, for some, has been taken as a reference to pneumoconiosis, AKA Black Lung, the chronic respiratory complaint which killed thousands of miners in the Valleys.
The families had sued following a 2013 Center for Public Integrity report that concluded Wheeler had reviewed more than 1,500 cases alleging black lung and never once found a severe instance of the disease.
He died from black lung before they ever put him on any kind of government funding for coal miners with black lung."
He died from black lung before they ever put him on any kind of government funding for coal miners with black lung." From her own upbringing and conversations with family members, Goodlin knew about the challenges new arrivals to this country faced."There were a great, diverse group of immigrants.