black lung disease


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Noun1.black lung disease - lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust
pneumoconiosis, pneumonoconiosis - chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles
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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.
He was also preceded in death by many coal miners who suffered from black lung disease.
We're honoring workers by implementing a new life-saving rule to limit miners' exposure to coal dust and move us closer to eliminating black lung disease and by taking the next steps toward protecting workers from inhaling high levels of crystalline silica.
He continued, "illnesses and diseases such as diabetes, pneumonia, cancer, depression, and black lung disease could all be swept into the immediate reporting requirement as well if the Secretary's argument prevailed.
Coal dust and train diesel emissions have been linked to cancer, bronchitis, emphysema, black lung disease and birth defects.
Ever since, they have struggled on with terrible respiratory conditions such as black lung disease and asthma.
The bishop also wrote that more attention must be paid to the increased incidence of black lung disease, the health of communities situated near mines and water quality around coal fields.
As the demand for coal increases in the face of America's swelling energy consumption, coal miners are rapidly falling victim to black lung disease, a direct result of the toxic air they endure day in and out.
The miners' escape from their harsh and dangerous working conditions becomes tainted when the band's lead cornet player is struck down with black lung disease, leaving the band desperately in need of a replacement.
Court orders state to compensate workers for black lung disease