Exposure-response for coal workers' pneumoconiosis in underground coal miners: a discussion of issues and findings.
Attfield-M; Kuempel-E; Wagner-G
Ann Occup Hyg, Inhaled Particles VIII 1997 Jan; 41(Suppl 1):341-345
Over a dozen exposure-response curves for coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) and dust exposure currently exist. Although there is a great deal of similarity in the general approaches adopted to assessing exposure-response in these analyses, there are many points of difference. In particular, some of the factors are: the healthy worker survivor effect, threshold effects and reader effects and their implications for inter-study comparison. This paper takes a preliminary look at these methodological differences and explores them through specific analyses of data on a large group of underground coal miners.
Exposure-assessment; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Coal-workers; Coal-workers-pneumoconiosis; Pneumoconiosis; Dust-exposure; Exposure-assessment; Dose-response
Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Inhaled Particles VIII