Pnuemonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis- Angela Khoury

The fact that it’s the longest word in the English language and it’s a disease fascinated me. Pnuemonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis can’t exactly effect me or my family, It’s because the environment that we live in isn’t one where you’re most likely to develop the disease. Miners are more likely to get this disease, for example, If a miner is a quartz miner he is more exposed to inhalation of silica dust and if he is exposed to that for more than 10 years then the disease becomes chronic. When I first heard the disease I thought it was caused by the inhalation of fine volcanic dust and that’s it, I didn’t know that there was more. I’m not quite sure if I can connect this to whatever we learned in wellness class in 7th grade. For people who live in the same environment as I do (like teenagers, kids and people living away from mine) it isn’t very important but for miners it’s extremely important to be cautious of this disease especially mining around quartz.

I learned about the different symptoms of Pnuemonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis and the treatments for the symptoms. I learned more about the different diseases of coniosis. In my opinion I think Pnuemonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is very fun and interesting to research and to find out more about the different coniosis diseases. Something that was really unexpected for me was that pnuemonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis fell under a categorie of coniosis diseases, I thought that there is only one type of disease. I will definitely be more cautious with my surroundings more often. A lot of people think that because it’s a really long word its a complicated disease, but it isn’t as complicated as other diseases. There are solutions to the treatments but not for the actual disease.

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