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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He is so obsessed with running the brass band he barely notices that the heart has gone out of the musicians - or that his miner's lung is getting worse.
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The NUM said length of service was no indication of how a miner's lungs may be affected.