miner's lung


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miner's 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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Smaller patches of damage may have relatively little effect on a miner's lung function measurements.
The effect of constantly inhaling this dust would be to predispose the miner to lung disease, and is the cause of 'fibroid phthisis' (miner's lung).
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