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Mineral dusts: asbestos/silica/coal/man-made mineral fibers.

Authors
Wagner GR; Hearl FJ
Source
Textbook of clinical occupational and environmental medicine, second edition. Rosenstock L, Cullen M, Brodkin C, Redlich C, eds. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders, 2005 Jan; :1073-1086
NIOSHTIC No.
20029539
Abstract
Mineral is the term traditionally applied to naturally occurring inorganic substances having definable and consistent physical properties and chemical composition. By conventional contemporary usage, mineral also refers to similar substances of organic origin, such as coal, as well as manufactured materials of mineral origin, such as ceramic fibers or slag wool. Dusts generated in the mining, milling, manufacture, and use of minerals have long been recognized as causes of serious lung diseases. This chapter provides an overview of information useful in the recogni­tion and prevention of diseases related to mineral dust exposure. As with any agents causing chronic disease, hazard recognition and environmental surveillance and control are key to disease prevention and are thus a primary focus of this section.
Keywords
Asbestos-fibers; Asbestos-dust; Silica-dusts; Man-made-mineral-fibers; Fibrous-dusts; Coal-dust
CAS No.
14808-60-7; 1332-21-4
Publication Date
20050101
Document Type
Chapter
Editors
Rosenstock L; Cullen MR; Brodkin CA; Redlich CA
Fiscal Year
2005
ISBN No.
9780721689746
NIOSH Division
OD
Source Name
Textbook of clinical occupational and environmental medicine, second edition
State
WV
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division