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Colliers anthracosis

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An occupational lung disease of colliers or coal workers from the accumulation of carbon in the lungs due to long-term inhalation of smoke or coal dust particles.


The disease is common among colliers or coal workers. It is caused by a prolonged exposure to coal dust particles or smoke resulting in carbon accumulation in the lungs. The disease is often asymptomatic but may lead to more serious forms of the disease such as simple coal workers pneumoconiosis (CWP) and complicated coal workers pneumoconiosis.