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Black lung - don't become a victim.

Authors
Wolfe-A
Source
NIOSH 2003 Jan; :poster
NIOSHTIC No.
20024455
Abstract
Coal worker's pneumoconiosis (CWP), commonly called "Black Lung," can often be detected using chest x-rays. X-rays may show definite evidence of disease before the miner notices symptoms. Early detection is important, since prompt and adequate control of dust exposure can prevent or slow the progression of a disabling disease. This poster summarizes the components of the Coal Worker's Health Surveillance Program, including: The X-Ray Program; National Coal Workers' Autopsy Study; B Reader Certification Program; and The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (as amended by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.
Keywords
Coal-workers-pneumoconiosis; Black-lung; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Mine-workers; Miners; Coal-workers; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Surveillance
Publication Date
20030101
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Email Address
cwhsp@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2003-123
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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