Definition of black lung in English:

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black lung

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noun

[mass noun] chiefly North American
Pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of coal dust.
Example sentences
  • Many people became miners to make a living and thousands died of miner's diseases such as black lung and silicosis.
  • A federal fund created in 1977 to pay coal miners who developed black lung was funded with a tax on mining companies.
  • The coal that powers our industries - bringing cheap textiles, central heating, and fresh fruit into our lives - also causes black lung, mine disasters, and acid rain.

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