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black lung:

see pneumoconiosispneumoconiosis
, chronic disease of the lungs. Primarily an occupational disease of miners, sandblasters, and metal grinders, it is a result of repeated inhalation of dusts, including iron oxides (e.g., rust and filings), silicates (e.g.
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We are also keenly aware that the rate of black lung disease fell after Congress passed the Coal Act of 1969 and that comprehensive evidence that this rule has been effective will not be fully available until 2026 at the earliest.
The members of the Fayette County Black Lung Association greet each other by name while they pour bitter black coffee into small Styrofoam cups.
A member of APHA's Occupational Health and Safety Section, Rasmussen received the Association's Presidential Citation Award for his service in the fight against black lung disease in 1969.
In an April 24 public hearing in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA, officials said black lung prevalence dipped between the 1970s and 1990s, but voiced concern about current recorded increases of other lung diseases including emphysema and progressive and massive fibrosis.
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.
The type of conditions found by inspectors during this surprise inspection are the type that can expose miners to methane and coal dust explosions and black lung, and cannot be tolerated in the mining industry.
He was a lifelong union activist, and in the 1970s was involved in the struggle to gain compensation for coal miners afflicted by black lung disease--an illness from which he suffered himself.
0m in certain liabilities and post retirement medical, pension, black lung and asset retirement obligation liabilities.
The most lethal risks to underground miners are explosions arising from methane and coal dust, roof collapses and black lung, or pneumoconiosis.
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.