Tag Archives: Lung

COCD: Chronic Ostructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Classification and external resources

Gross pathology of a lung showing centrilobular-type emphysema characteristic of smoking. This close-up of the fixed, cut lung surface shows multiple cavities lined by heavy black carbon deposits.
ICD10 J40.J44., J47.
ICD9 490492, 494496
OMIM 606963
DiseasesDB 2672
MedlinePlus 000091
eMedicine med/373 emerg/99

You’ve never put foot into a coal mine: But your lung look like you did: Why? Effects of smoking on your lungs.
You can’t blame it on anybody else but yourself.

Libby Montana, Andrew Schneider, EPA and The American Citizen

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“Nobody told us it was deadly”: It is the comment made again and again by former employees and townsfolk, but Grace Company officials knew the deadly dead of asbestos on the human body, actually for thousand of years it has been known how debilitated the miners of asbestos were becoming, after  exposure to the minerals containing asbestiform varieties of asbestos rock.  Continue reading