Pneumoconiosis (Black Lung disease)
Pneumoconiosis is an occupational lung disease caused by inhaling dust. There are two types of pneumoconiosis-- simple, known as coal workers pneumoconiosis (CWP) and complicated, known as progressive massive fibrosis (PMF). Pneumoconiosis is a type of interstitial luggage disease. In this type of disease the lung is damaged. The walls of the air sacs are inflamed and the lung stiffens from scarring of the tissue between air sacs.
A healthy lung compared to a pneumoconiosis lung
People who work in mines are more likely to get pneumoconiosis
Inhaling dust causes pneumoconiosis
Pneumoconiosis affects the respiratory system. Pneumoconiosis also affects the lungs. You get the disease by inhaling dust. There are no known treatments , but doctors treat the symptoms and conditions. People who work in mines or in dusty conditions are more likely to get pnemoconiosis. Pneumoconiosis doesn't affect any other organs.