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Black lung

Black lung, disease caused by inhaled dust which collects in the lungs and may eventually destroy them. Black lung has two forms, simple and complicated, and is found among coal miners and sandblasters. Symptoms are wheezing, coughing, and a higher incidence of lung infection.

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