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NIOSH Respiratory Diseases Research Program

Evidence Package for the National Academies' Review 2006-2007

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3. Interstitial Lung Diseases

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Chapter 3 provides information on research and prevention activities, outputs and outcomes pertaining to diseases induced by coal mine dust (chapter 3.1), silica (chapter 3.2), fibers (chapter 3.3), and beryllium (chapter 3.4). (chapter 5 addresses lung cancer, caused by some of these same agents). These various agents represent major public health concerns, and have been associated with major epidemics of occupational disease. While most diseases covered are well-known and long-established (e.g. Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis [CWP], silicosis, asbestosis, and chronic beryllium disease), the recently recognized flock workers’ lung disease is also covered.

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