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Health effects of overexposure to respirable coal and silica dust.

Authors
Wolfe-AL; Colinet-JF
Source
Best Practices for Dust Control in Coal Mining. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2010-110, Pittsburgh, PA: National Institute for Occupational Safety and health, 2010 Jan; :3-9
NIOSHTIC No.
20036304
Abstract
Pneumoconioses are lung diseases caused by the inhalation and deposition of mineral dusts in the lungs. Pneumoconioses associated with working in a high-risk, mineral-related industry such as mining are coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) and silicosis. Once contracted, these diseases cannot be cured. Therefore, it is critical to limit worker exposure to airborne respirable dust to prevent these diseases.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Underground-mining; Dust-control; Respirable-dust; Coal-mining; Coal-workers-pneumoconiosis; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Silica-dusts; Silicosis; Lung-disease; Lung-disorders; Lung-fibrosis; Surveillance
CAS No.
14808-60-7
Publication Date
20100101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DRDS; OMSHR
Source Name
Best Practices for Dust Control in Coal Mining
State
PA; WV
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