Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Respiratory diseases caused by coal mine dust.

Authors
Laney-AS; Weissman-DN
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2014 Oct; 56(10S):S18-S22
NIOSHTIC No.
20045207
Abstract
Objective: To provide an update on respiratory diseases caused by coal mine dust. Methods: This article presents the results of a literature review initially performed for an International Conference on Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease held in summer 2013. Results: Coal mine dust causes a spectrum of lung diseases collectively termed coal mine dust lung disease (CMDLD). These include Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis, silicosis, mixed dust pneumoconiosis, dust-related diffuse fibrosis (which can be mistaken for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. CMDLD continues to be a problem in the United States, particularly in the central Appalachian region. Treatment of CMDLD is symptomatic. Those with end-stage disease are candidates for lung transplantation. Because CMDLD cannot be cured, prevention is critical. Conclusions: Coal mine dust remains a relevant occupational hazard and miners remain at risk for CMDLD.
Keywords
Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Lung-disorders; Airway-obstruction; Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Coal-miners; Coal-dust; Coal-workers-pneumoconiosis; Dust-exposure; Employee-exposure; Occupational-exposure; Environmental-exposure; Silicosis; Pneumoconiosis; Lung-fibrosis; Pulmonary-disorders; Lung-disease; Surveillance
Contact
David N. Weissman, MD, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20141001
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
DWeissman@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2015
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
M102014
ISSN
1076-2752
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Priority Area
Mining
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
WV
TOP