Friday, April 23, 2010

What is the scientific name for 'black lung disease'?

Black lung disease is cause by the inhalation of scilica dust. What is the scientific name for this disease?

What is the scientific name for 'black lung disease'?
Pneumoconiosis, also known as miner's lung, which is a lung condition caused by the inhalation of dust, characterized by formation of nodular fibrotic changes in lungs.

Many substances can cause pneumoconiosis including asbestos, silica, talc, kaolinite and other metal compounds.

Depending on the type of dust, variants of the disease are considered. For example there are silicosis, also known as grinders' disease; and pneumosilicosis, which is caused by the inhalation of the dust of stone, sand, or flint containing silica. Because many common minerals contain silica, there are different types of silicosis.
Reply:"Black lung is a legal term describing man-made, occupational lung diseases that are contracted by prolonged breathing of coal mine dust. Call it miner's asthma, silicosis, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanocon... coal workers' pneumoconiosis, or black lung鈥攖hey are all dust diseases with the same symptoms."
Reply:coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) or anthracosis
Reply:lung cancer
Reply:Asbestos, asbestosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer, interstitial fibrosis, chrysotile, amphibole, asbestos fibers, ...

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