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Effects of exposure to diesel emissions among coal miners: a prospective evaluation.

Authors
Ames-RG; Piacitelli-GM; Reger-RB; Gamble-JF
Source
Ann Occup Hyg, Inhaled Particles VI 1988 Dec; 32(Suppl 1):635-643
NIOSHTIC No.
20033154
Abstract
This paper reports results from a prospective design employed to test the hypothesis that exposure to diesel emissions leads to chronic respiratory effects amongst underground coal miners. Changes in respiratory function and development of chronic respiratory symptoms were measured over a 5-year study period in diesel exposed and control miners from Eastern and Western U.S. underground coal mines. Spirometric measures of respiratory function included Forced Expiratory Volume in one second (FEV1). Forced Vital Capacity (WC), and Forced Expiratory Flow Rate at 50 percent of FVC (FEF50). Chronic respiratory symptoms, which included persistent cough, persistent phlegm, and breathlessness, were obtained by questionnaire as were smoking status and occupational history. The pattern of evidence does not support the tested hypothesis when comparing the data on diesel vs. non-diesel exposed miners.
Keywords
Humans; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Demographic-characteristics; Coal-mining; Coal-miners; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Underground-mining; Underground-miners; Diesel-emissions; Diesel-exhausts
CODEN
AOHYA3
Publication Date
19881201
Document Type
Journal Article; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Dodgson-J; McCallum-RI; Bailey-MR; Fisher-DR
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0080341853
ISSN
0003-4878
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Inhaled Particles VI
State
WV
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