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Health Effects (pages 75-98).
NIOSH 1979 Feb:75-98
Epidemiological studies on diesel emission exposure in underground mines are discussed. These studies include three cohort mortality studies on cancer risk as well as mortality from chronic respiratory diseases. In-vitro and in-vivo studies on the effects of diesel exhaust also are considered. An inventory of exposure estimates for coal mine diesel emissions is presented, which is based on a severity scale of one (low) to three (high). Recommendations for epidemiologic and in-vivo and in-vitro investigations and tests also are presented.
NIOSH-Author; Morgantown-Technical-Report; Bituminous-coal-and-lignite-mining; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pneumoconiosis; Occupational-health; Occupational-exposure; Carcinogenesis; Mortality-data;
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury; Respiratory-system-disorders;
The Use of Diesel Equipment in Underground Coal Mining, Work Group Reports from NIOSH Workshop, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, NIOSH (at Morgantown, West Virginia, September 19-23, 1977) Morgantown, West Virginia
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