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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The agency recently called for comment as part of a review of the rule, which was implemented in an attempt to protect our nations miners from coal workers pneumoconiosis (CWP), known as black lung disease.
Somehow she'd caught wind of the fact that the only thing I'd ever wanted (or ever would want for as long as I lived) was the opportunity to own a truck that sounded like it suffered from black lung disease every time a key was turned in the ignition.
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 prolonged inhalation of coal dust also causes black lung disease, or pneumoconiosis, which is characterized by long-term coughing and shortness of breath.
Black lung disease has been listed as the cause, or a contributing factor, in 76,000 deaths in the United States since 1968.
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.
When he left the Army in 1962, Rasmussen moved to Beckley, West Virginia, and began working at the Appalachian Regional Hospital testing coal miners for pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease.
In response to a rebound in both the number of cases and severity of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease, U.
He spelled out pneumoconiosis, the medical term for black lung disease.
They're singing about black lung disease and the treatment of the coal miners.
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.