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coal dust

Occupational medicine Finely particulate carbonaceous dust, often mixed with silicates; CD is a known lung irritant intimately linked to coal workers' pneumoconiosis–black lung disease. See Coal dust macule, Coal workers' pneumoconiosis.

coal dust

causes black discoloration in lungs and bronchial lymph nodes in animals living in urban areas where coal is used for energy. Called anthracosis.
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More than 2,500 tons of coal dust smothered the pit after the gas leak, which has been hampering rescue efforts and may have buried the initial survivors, the report said.
Based upon past experience, the remaining miners could be buried in coal dust, so the survival chances are frail," Xinhua quoted Rescue Headquarters Deputy Chief Du Bo, as saying.