If the liver is supposed to clean out toxins why do your lungs turn black?



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    The liver does clean out toxins, but certainly can’t clean out all of them, especially those that come through the lungs in the air one breaths.  Black lung disease is a common name for diseases that occur due to inhaling coal dust, and so is more common among coal miners.  The liver cannot clean the air before it comes into contact with the lungs. 

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    The liver filters toxins out of the bloodstream. Tar from cigarettes or other particulates floating around in the air can build up inside the lungs on the air sacks. Only smaller molecules or chemicals actually enter the bloodsteam. If only a small amount of buildup occurs healthy lungs would eventually be able to repair themselves.

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