In the classic British film Brief Encounter (1945), derived from a Noël Coward play, housewife Laura (Celia Johnson) and physician Alec (Trevor Howard) begin an affair. She is desperately mesmerized in a train station lounge by his evocation of his passion for pneumoconioses.
A 2006 documentary film by Shane Roberts features interviews with miners suffering from the disease and footage shot inside the mine
An episode of 1000 Ways to Die featured an incident where two kitchen workers succumb to pneumoconiosis from playing in cocoa powder.
In the puzzle/shooter video game Portal 2, former CEO and founder of Aperture Science Laboratories, Cave Johnson, purportedly contracted and died of lunar pneumoconiosis after prolonged exposure to the moon rocks he was using in teleportation technology research.
In the 2001 film Zoolander, the "black lung" is referenced to after the male model protagonist spends one day working in a coal mine.
In the 1939 movie Four Wives, Eddie Albert plays a doctor studying pneumoconiosis.
In the 2004 BBC Miniseries North & South (TV serial), Bessy Higgins dies from pneumoconiosis from working in the cotton mill.