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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 surveillance data on underground coal miners.
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1984 Jun; :1-220
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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