Consider the following:
1. Farmer’s lung
2. Black Lung
3. White Lung
Which among the above is / are occupational diseases?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

Farmer’s Lung

Farmer’s Lung is an allergic disease usually caused by breathing in the dust from moldy hay. However, dust from any moldy crop – cotton, straw, corn, silage, grain, or even tobacco – can also cause Farmer’s Lung.

Black Lung

Black Lung or Coalworker’s pneumoconiosis is caused by  long exposure to coal dust and is found in coal mine workers.

White Lung

This is common name of Asbestosis and is found in  individuals working on the production or end-use of products containing asbestos.

Another occupational lung disease is Silicosis which is also known as  grinder’s asthma or potter’s rot. 

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