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Is the incidence of black lung disease going down?

Some reports show that black lung disease may be becoming more, rather than less, common. Before the 1990s, the total number of cases of black lung disease had been going down regularly for decades. From five years ago until today, however, the incidence of black lung disease has started to rise again, though researchers are still unsure as to why.

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What is the rate of prevalence for black lung disease?
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Black lung disease is specifically a disease affecting people who inhale coal dust, so incidence rat...
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What are the symptoms of black lung disease?
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The simple form of black lung disease, or coal miner's pneumoconiosis, usually exhibits no symptoms....
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What is the prognosis of black lung disease?
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In its simple form, black lung disease causes few, if any, symptoms. Most people who have black lung...
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Can black lung disease be cured?
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There is no cure for black lung disease. Treatment focuses on addressing the symptoms of the disease...
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