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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
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
These workers are most at risk of some form of pneumoconiosis, or miner's lung
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