brown lung


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Recent Examples on the Web Mill work, especially in a right-to-work state, can be dangerous on many levels, from machinery mishaps to byssinosis (brown lung disease) to violent conflicts that have occurred when workers attempted to unionize. New York Times, 6 June 2021

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First Known Use of brown lung

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Brown lung.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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