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Physical and chemical characteristics of "respirable" coal mine dust.

Authors
Corn-M; Stein-F; Hammad-Y; Manekshaw-S; Bell-W; Penkala-SJ; Freedman-R
Source
Ann NY Acad Sci 1972 Dec; 200(1):17-36
NIOSHTIC No.
00047269
Abstract
Techniques are described for determining the properties of respirable coal mine dust, in order to evaluate the biological potential of different coal mine dusts for causing pneumoconiosis. Data are given regarding criteria for collection and preparation of respirable coal mine dust samples, tests of physical properties of dust, and methods for chemical analysis of dust samples. Preliminary results obtained with 2 Pittsburg coal mine samples demonstrate the feasibility of the preparatory and analytical techniques proposed in regard to physical characteristics and trace elements present in the dust.
Keywords
Analytical-methods; Dust-analysis; Analytical-methods; Respiratory-disorders; Respirable-dusts; Dust-sampling; Sampling-methods; Trace-analysis; Trace-metals; Etiology; Microanalysis; Coal-dust; Coal-miners; Coal-mining
CODEN
ANYAA9
Publication Date
19721229
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-G0101742
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0077-8923
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 200, Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis
State
PA
Performing Organization
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Occupational Health, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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