Due to the working conditions in the mines, this would lead to inhaling dust particles within their environment. Over a long durations of time, this would degrade the functional capacity of one’s lungs and cause the skin to gradually turn pale. Another symptom of Whitesnow Sickness is that it causes the afflicted to make strange sounds while breathing.
- Gondo Firebeard's manager at the mines regularly examines on him to make sure he's healthy.
- It is unknown if there are any possible treatments or cures to this disease.
- According to a dwarf, examining the subject's face is more accurate than listening to the sound of their lungs if one wants to discover whether or not they have this disease.
- This sickness shares many similarities with those who inhaled asbestos particles in real life.