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Last Updated: 05 May 2022

Pneumoconiosis is a lung disease that influences miners, building contractors, and other employees who breathe in particular types of dirt at work. In time, the dirt collects in your lungs, and you might find it tough to get sufficient air. You might hear other individuals call pneumoconiosis "black lung disease" or "snacks lung. " Your lung tissue frequently obtains irritated throughout this process. Because of this, mark tissue might develop in your lungs, just as it would after an injury. Since mark tissue is less stretchy than routine lung tissue, it might become harder for you to take a full, deep breath. Many people with pneumoconiosis get issues like: A long-term cough; Coughing up large amounts of mucus; Feeling breathless. You may get other symptoms, relying on what type of pneumoconiosis you have. If you breathed in a lot of asbestos dust, for example, fluid might develop in the pleural space, a narrow area between the lungs and the chest wall.

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