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Noun1.pneumonoconiosis - chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
anthracosis, black lung, black lung disease, coal miner's lung - lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust
asbestosis - lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos particles
siderosis - fibrosis of the lung caused by iron dust; occurs among welders and other metal workers
silicosis - a lung disease caused by inhaling particles of silica or quartz or slate
fibrosis - development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ
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Kim said most young men assigned to the mines died before aged 30 from pneumonoconiosis, a chronic respiratory disease, and only seven out of 26 in her own work squad had survived when she was released.
Radiographic evidence showed a 10.8% prevalence of pleural abnormalities consistent with pneumonoconiosis -- evidence of asbestos-induced changes in the lungs -- as determined by consensus of two radiologists certified to evaluate X rays for the effects of asbestos.
Ian, of High Valleyfield near Dunfermline, was only 38 when he was told he had pneumonoconiosis and had to retire.