Resources for Pneumoconioses

Medical and Hazard Statistics Relevant to the Pneumoconioses

Work-Related Lung Disease (eWoRLD) Surveillance System
Summary tables, graphs, and figures of occupationally-related respiratory disease surveillance data. Surveillance statistics, downloadable graphics, and data tables are available on specific forms of the pneumoconiosis and their associated hazards:

  1. Asbestosis
  2. Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis
  3. Silicosis
  4. Byssinosis
  5. Unspecified and Other Pneumoconioses

Mining Statistics
The Mine Safety and Health Administration routinely collects information on injuries and illnesses related to mining. The information includes self-reports by workers to their employers.

State-Based Surveillance for Silicosis
State-based surveillance programs are in a unique position to assist NIOSH in understanding occupational respiratory disease and linking surveillance to practice at the state and local level.


NIOSHTIC-2 Search Results on Pneumoconiosis
NIOSHTIC-2 is a searchable bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and journal articles supported in whole or in part by NIOSH.

CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports

Other CDC/ATSDR Resources

Asbestos Resources
Asbestos page in the Toxic Substances Portal. With one click, access the best science, the latest research, and the most important information about toxic substances and how they affect our health.

Asbestos Exposure and Your Health
Asbestos mining sites, health effects, types of exposure, exposure responses, medical community information and more.

External Resources

Controlling Respirable Coal Mine Dust in Underground Mines – Workshop Resources

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists – Pneumoconiosis Mortality

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists – Pneumoconiosis Hospitalizations

ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses