Pneumoconiosis, coal miner’s
Also known as black lung disease, this lung disorder is the direct result of coal mining. The silica mineral and carbon in the dust raised by coal mining can cause a serious chronic lung disease. Emphysema occurs first, followed by scarring and nodule formation in the lung tissues. Symptoms and breathing function tests can be much worse than the chest X-ray picture would suggest. There is no specific treatment.

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