flock worker's lung


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flock worker's lung

interstitial lung disease thought to be caused by inhalation of tiny nylon fibers or nylon "flock."

flock worker's lung

Interstitial lung disease that results from the inhalation of airborne nylon fibers at work. Nylon fibers are used in making products for upholstery, automobiles, carpet, and apparel.
See also: lung