Category:Pneumoconiosis (Black Lung)


"Pneumoconiosis is a general term given to any lung disease caused by dusts that are breathed in and then deposited deep in the lungs causing damage. Pneumoconiosis is usually considered an occupational lung disease, and includes asbestosis, silicosis and coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP), also known as "Black Lung Disease."" [1] Fibrosis of the lungs leads to coughing and shortness of breath, and may be fatal to victims. Miners left permanently disabled by Black Lung Disease are entitled to payments under the The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, the first government legislation that provided for individuals suffering from the effects of pneumoconiosis.


  1. Pneumoconiosis. (2016). Retrieved November 30, 2016, from

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