Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis

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Last Updated: 10 May 2022

Coal worker's pneumoconiosis is a lung disease that arises from breathing in dirt from coal, graphite, or manufactured carbon over a long time. CWP is referred to as black lung disease. Your risk for developing CWP depends on how much time you have been around coal dust. Smoking cigarettes does not increase your risk for developing this disease, but it may have an included harmful effect on the lungs. If CWP takes place with rheumatoid arthritis, it is called Caplan disorder.

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