Miner's asthma | definition of miner's asthma by Medical dictionary
the dyspnea of anthracosis or other pneumoconioses in miners.
References in periodicals archive
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.