Mining Publication: Current Knowledge of U.S. Metal and Nonmetal Miner Health: Current and Potential Data Sources for Analysis of Miner Health Status

Original creation date: February 2015

Authors: K Yeoman, CN Halldin, JM Wood, E Storey, DO Johns, AS Laney

Peer Reviewed Journal Article - February 2015

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20045847

Arch Environ Occup Health 2015 Feb; :[Epub ahead of print]

Little is known about the current health status of U.S. metal and nonmetal (MNM) miners in part because no health surveillance systems exist for this population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is developing a program to characterize burden of disease among MNM miners. This report discusses current knowledge and potential data sources of MNM miner health. Recent national surveys were analyzed, and literature specific to MNM miner health status was reviewed. No robust estimates of disease prevalence were identified, and national surveys did not provide information specific to MNM miners. Because substantial gaps exist in the understanding of MNM miners’ current health status, NIOSH plans to develop a health surveillance program for this population to guide intervention efforts to reduce occupational and personal risks for chronic illness.

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Peer Reviewed Journal Article - February 2015

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20045847

Arch Environ Occup Health 2015 Feb; :[Epub ahead of print]


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