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  • n  chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles

  • A form of pneumoconiosis estimated to affect three-fourths of the nation's 135,000 coal workers, black lung has become an increasingly serious problem because modern power .
  • It is estimated that at the very least, 10% of all active miners and 20% of those retired have contracted "black lung" (pneumoconiosis), a respiratory disease caused by years of .
  • Though miners are the nation's greatest sufferers from occupational ailments notably "black lung" or pneumoconiosis they get medical benefits only so long as they remain .
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  • New rule aims at reducing coal dust exposure
    LAKE SHAWNEE — The U.S. Labor Department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced on Wednesday a new rule aimed at reducing the amount of allowable coal dust in underground coal mines in order to reduce the exposure to the potential of contracting coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, better known as black lung.
    April 24, 2014 - Bluefield Daily Telegraph

  • Shinzo Abe in The Daily Yomiuri
    During the meeting, Abe said, "I'd like to extend my heartfelt sympathy to those afflicted with pneumoconiosis, and their families, for the suffering they have endured. To those who have already died, and their bereaved families, I would like to...

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