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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The Senators said in part: Given this increase in black lung disease and the devastating impact that this disease has on coal miners and their families, we believe that it is critical that we maintain this rule.
Larissa Waters, an Australian senator who made history earlier this year in May when she brought her second daughter to the federal parliament and breastfed her, did it once again on Wednesday, making headlines this time by feeding her 14-week-old baby, Alia Joy while moving a motion on black lung disease in the chamber.
The legislation also reestablishes protections in Social Security and other benefit programs, such as Railroad Retirement and Black Lung Benefits that mainly effect coal miners.
According to data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), black lung has caused or contributed to more than 76,000 coal miner deaths since 1968.
He was known throughout the medical community for his work in pulmonary and critical care medicine, treating hundreds of black lung patients in the Appalachians.
After new dust regulations took effect, rates of black lung plunged.
Right now we don't know how far this disease has spread and continuing to work in conditions that cause black lung will put more people's lives at risk.
Rasmussen's work with coal miners led to research that helped recognize pneumoconiosis, more commonly known as black lung disease, as an occupational health illness.
VCLF/ERP is assuming liabilities in excess of USD400m in connection with Patriot's workers' compensation, state black lung and environmental obligations.
I befriended the librarian, a miner disabled by black lung.
And even if you used to smoke, you'll still have half a black lung.
In response to a rebound in both the number of cases and severity of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease, U.