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The classic pneumoconioses: new epidemiological and laboratory observations.
Laney AS; Weissman DN
Clin Chest Med 2012 Dec; 33(4):745-758
The purpose of this article is to provide an update on selected issues of current interest and recent developments related to 3 types of inorganic mineral dust exposures causing classic forms of pneumoconiosis: coal mine dust, crystalline silica, and asbestos. Common themes include new imaging modalities, emerging exposures, and evolving appreciation of additional adverse health effects associated with exposure to these inorganic mineral dusts.
Workers; Worker-health; Inorganic-compounds; Asbestos-products; Asbestosis; Asbestos-fibers; Asbestos-dust; Pneumoconiosis; Fibrosis; Age-groups; Lung-fibrosis; Lung-irritants; Lung-tissue; Lung; Coal-miners; Coal-mining; Coal-processing; Silica-dusts; Silicates; Silicosis; Quartz-dust; Surveillance; Author Keywords: Coal; Coal workers' pneumoconiosis; Silica; Silicosis; Asbestos; Asbestosis
Dr. David Weissman, NIOSH, Div Resp Dis Studies, Ctr Dis Control & Prevent, Morgantown, WV 26505
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Issue of Publication
Clinics in Chest Medicine
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