Miner's asthma | definition of miner's asthma by Medical dictionary
the dyspnea of anthracosis or other pneumoconioses in miners.
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By early middle age virtually all miners suffered from 'miner's asthma
', a train of breathing and pulmonary ailments attributed to the inhalation of coal dust.
Quartz dust is another villain responsible for fatal illness in a variety of occupations, hence the names: stone grinder's rot, stonemason's disease, miner's asthma
, and potter's rot.