National Coal Study and related research. Final report from round three of the study, including longitudinal analysis of radiological and ventilatory function data drawn from epidemiological and . . .
Results of the National Coal Study are presented. Thirty two coal mines were visited and 5275 miners were examined during a 5 year period. The incidence and progression of coalworkers' pneumoconiosis was studied. Longitudinal declines in 1 second forced expiratory volume (FEV1) in coalminers were investigated. The author suggests that the degree and progression of pneumoconiosis has been reduced by applying the 2mg/m3 dust standard.
Pulmonary-system-disorders; Coal-workers-pneumoconiosis; Coal-miners; Industrial-medicine; Indoor-air-pollution; Mortality-rates; Indoor-environmental-quality
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Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, NIOSH, Morgantown, West Virginia, 220 pages, 43 references