How did the iron lung treat coal gas poisoning?
The Iron lung was essentially a pressure chamber in which the the pressure could be increased quite a lot over atmospheric pressure as a means of forcing the absorbed coal gas back out. Its other common use was in treating polio, and also divers with the 'bends'.
Coal-gas is poisonous by being chiefly Carbon Monoxide, which is fast acting as it binds much more readily than the intended oxygen to the blood's haemoglobin.
Also, the "iron lung" formerly used to treat polio, is a very different device from the hyperbaric or recompression chamber used to treat the "bends". The iron-lung is a an artificial respirator, the recompression chamber is not. Instead, it is a vessel large enough to accommodate the casualty, and filled with air at the pressure of the dive, then released very slowly.
Black lung was caused by digging in the coal mines. Read More
There is no treatment or cure for this condition, although it is possible to treat complications such as lung infections and cor pulmonale. Further exposure to coal dust must be stopped. Read More
They called it an iron lung because it helped people with lung paralysis breath. Read More
Black lung disease is associated with the coal mining industry. The disease is the result of prolonged breathing of coal dust. Coal dust contains silica and carbon. These components of coal dust are what cause black lung disease. About 1 in 20 coal miners have evidence of black lung disease which is a chronic disease for which there is no known treatment. Read More
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The first time scientists ever used the iron lung was in 1928. Read More
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Coal miners are associated with black lung disease. Read More
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No. Smoking causes a lot of bad things, but black lung disease is caused by inhaling coal dust. Normally it only affects coal miners. Read More
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A pulmonary specialist (lung doctor) since it is a lung disease. Read More
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Mining "Black lung" is also known as "coal miners' pneumoconiosis". As the name suggests - this condition is most commonly associated with coal miners who breath a large amount of coal dust over a number of years into their lungs. But it is not just coal miners who suffer this condition as it is the inhalation of carbon fibres which can cause it - so any workers associated with carbon, such as grinders can suffer… Read More
An iron lung is a large machine that enables a person to breathe when normal muscle control has been lost or the work of breathing exceeds the person's ability. An iron lung forces air in and out of the indiiduals lungs, thus providing artificial respiration. Read More
Black lung affects coal miners Who was struck by brown lung especially early in the Industrial Revolution?
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The first modern iron lung was invented by Harvard medical researchers Philip Drinker and Luis Agassiz Shaw in 1927. Read More
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silicosis, or "black lung" In the UK it is commonly called 'dust' the medical name in Pneumoconiosis There are several diseases associated with coal mining. Lung diseases from the inhalation of coal dust is known as "black lung" or "coal miners pneumoconiosis". See the related link entitled "black lung disease claims" to read more about coal miners lung disease. Two other industrial disease coal miners can suffer from are: industrial deafness (from exposure to excessive… Read More
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trouble breathing , and chronic coughs. you can only get Black Lung Disease if you work near , or in a coal mine. Read More
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Coal workers pneumoconiosis (CWP), is caused by inhaling coal dust. Read More
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Black lung is a disease peculiar to coal mining Black lung is also known as coal miners pneumoconiosis. It is a scarring of the lungs caused by inhalation of carbon dust over a number of years. Coal miners are the main type of worker who are exposed to carbon dust. To find out how much you can claim in the UK for this condition see the related link entitled "black lung disease claims". Read More
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