What is the causative agent of anthracosis? - 666health.com/Diseases-Conditions

What is the causative agent of anthracosis? - 666health.com/Diseases-Conditions

What is the causative agent of anthracosis?

Source:666health.com/Diseases-Conditions Author:DiseasesDate:11-18 07:02:30 2008

I looked it up and anthracosis is also called Black Lung. I thought the causative agent would be a germs of some sort. All I can find is inhalation of coal dust. Is that right?

Answers: "Black lung" is only cause by inhaling coal dust. "anthracite" is the geoogical name for coal; hence, "anthracosis".

Other etiologies hold different names. For example, other types of miners (gold, silver, etc.) achieve silicosis from inhaling dust over many years and have it settle in the lungs. Same is true beside asbestosis.There are other sources. Double click on the following website for more onfo.:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AnthracosisThe medicine and form information post by website user , 666health.com not guarantee correctness , is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical direction or treatment for any medical conditions.

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