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Diffusing capacity in bituminous coal miners.

Authors
Kibelstis-JA
Source
Chest 1973 Apr; 63(4):501-504
NIOSHTIC No.
00020491
Abstract
Pulmonary diffusing capacity (DL) was measured in 133 underground bituminous coal miners at rest and during moderate exercise by the steady state end tidal sampling method. The average DL among cigarette smoking miners was lower than among nonsmoking miners of comparable age and years of underground mining. In contrast to the smoking miners, a large majority of nonsmoking miners had normal DL. This difference in DL could not be explained by the presence of bronchitis, airway obstruction, or radiographic evidence of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP), although bronchitis and CWP were more frequent among the smoking miners. It is doubtful that the measurement of DL would be a useful screening test for occupational disease among cigarette smoking coal miners, since it is significantly affected by smoking.
Keywords
Epidemiology; Diffusion; Ergonomics; Airway-resistance; Smoking; X-ray-analysis; Respiratory-system-disorders; Respiratory-function-tests; Screening; Coal-mining; NIOSH-Author
CODEN
CHETBF
Publication Date
19730401
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0012-3692
NIOSH Division
ALFORD
Source Name
Chest
State
WV
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