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Respiratory protection in the mining industry.

Authors
Turner-NL; Hodous-TK
Source
Occup Med: State of the Art Rev 1993 Jan; 8(1):143-154
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00213425
Abstract
Factors affecting the use of respiratory protection in mining activities were reviewed and discussed. The relevant regulations were reviewed and the types of respiratory protection which are available were considered. The medical aspects of respirator wear were noted including pulmonary effects, cardiovascular effects, thermal effects, psychological effects, and other effects (including local irritation, and contact lens problems when used with respirators). Medical evaluation for respirator use was discussed; factors included the claustrophobia/anxiety reaction, moderate or severe pulmonary disease, angina pectoris, significant arrhythmias, recent myocardial infarction, symptomatic or uncontrolled hypertension, and advanced age. The authors conclude that individual judgment is needed to determine the factors affecting the ability and fitness of an individual to wear a respirator.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Respiratory-protection; Age-factors; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-disease; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Personal-protective-equipment; Mining-industry; Underground-miners; Coal-miners
CODEN
SAOME4
Publication Date
19930101
Document Type
Journal Article
Editors
Banks-DE
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9781560531296
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0885-114X
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. The Mining Industry
State
WV
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