coal worker's pneumoconiosis


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an·thra·co·sil·i·co·sis

(an'thră-kō-sil'i-kō'sis),
Pneumonoconiosis from accumulation of carbon and silica in the lungs from inhaled coal dust; the silica content produces fibrous nodules.
[anthraco- + silicosis]

coal worker's pneumoconiosis

an·thra·co·sil·i·co·sis

(an'thră-kō-sil'i-kō'sis)
Pneumonoconiosis from accumulation of carbon and silica in the lungs from inhaled coal dust; the silica content produces fibrous nodules.
Synonym(s): coal worker's pneumoconiosis.
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The objective of the new dust standards was to reduce morbidity and mortality from coal worker's pneumoconiosis (CWP) in the US coal mining industry.
Coal Worker's pneumoconiosis, or "black lung disease" is caused by a buildup of coal dust in the lungs due to long-term exposure.
The medical cause of death was bronchopneumonia with asthma and coal worker's pneumoconiosis being contributory factors.