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#89621 - 12/16/02 06:57 AM Siderosis
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From my aging Civil Engineering Dictionary, and not something I've encountered:

Siderosis - Pneumokoniosis caused by the inhalation of metal dust by miners in tin, lead, copper and iron mines, and by steel grinders.(from the Greek: sideros - iron)


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#89622 - 12/16/02 09:07 AM Re: Siderosis
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And all these years I had though "siderosis" was caused by inhaling stardust.


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#89623 - 12/16/02 11:15 AM Re: Siderosis
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Surely that's siderelation. A pronounced feeling of joy brought on by inhaling stardust.


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