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Uranium miners: your ounce of prevention.
Bureau of Mines
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service; U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, PHS Publication No. 708, 1959 Jan; :1-15
Hazards exist in all types of jobs. But with proper controls, workers can earn their livelihood without injury to their health. This booklet for miners and operator-owners points out a few facts ahout occupational health hazards in mines, particularly uranium mining. You may know or have heard about some of these hazards. Others you may not suspect. Finding out and taking the necessary precautions may add years to your life -- healthy years. Here are some of the prohlems you are faced with and what you should he doing ahout them.
Radiation; Radon-daughters; Lung-cancer; Lung-disease; Lung-disorders; Lung-fibrosis; Respiratory-system-disorders; Gases; Mine-gases; Silicosis; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Ventilation
U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service; U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, PHS Publication No. 708
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division