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Silica from sand, rock, or glass. Sandblasters at risk. "Rocky Quarry disease".

Silicosis

2

Asbestos leads to mesothelioma. Malignant tumor.

Asbestosis

3

Iron dust

Siderosis

4

Cotton dust. "Brown Lung".

Byssinosis

5

Black lung disease from miners. "Caplan's syndrome" = anthracosis + RA

Anthracosis

6

Endemic fungus around Mississippi or Ohio valleys. "Ohio Valley Fever" AKA "Mississinpi Valley fever."

Histomycosis / Histoplasmosis

7

Endemic fungus in deserts of Southwest. Aka "San Joaquin Valley fever" . Called 'Valley fever' in other states.

Coccidiomycosis

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Endemic fungus on Eastern seaboard: From Florida to Nova Scotia.

Blastomycosis