One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of pneumonitis caused by an allergic reaction to spores in mouldy hay.
- ‘Excessive or chronic exposure to airborne molds has been associated with illnesses, such as farmer's lung in agricultural workers.’
- ‘Finnish farmers with farmer's lung and chronic bronchitis reported decreasing or eliminating their farm activities more often than other farmers.’
- ‘Several studies have found that emphysema occurs more commonly than fibrosis in chronic farmer's lung, even in nonsmokers.’
- ‘Similar results have been reported in patients with farmer's lung after controlled exposure to moldy hay.’
- ‘Some farm workers have developed respiratory problems such as chronic bronchitis, occupational asthma, or farmer's lung disease.’
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