The influence of dust standards on the prevalence and severity of coal worker's pneumoconiosis
at autopsy in the United States of America.
Coal worker's pneumoconiosis
and progressive massive fibrosis are increasingly more prevalent among workers in small underground coal mines in the United States.
Standard imaging in silicosis and Coal worker's pneumoconiosis
The objective of the new dust standards was to reduce morbidity and mortality from coal worker's pneumoconiosis
(CWP) in the US coal mining industry.
Coal Worker's pneumoconiosis
, or "black lung disease" is caused by a buildup of coal dust in the lungs due to long-term exposure.
The medical cause of death was bronchopneumonia with asthma and coal worker's pneumoconiosis
being contributory factors.
The claims cover a variety of problems, including asbestos-related diseases, silicosis, occupational asthma, coal worker's pneumoconiosis
, berylliosis, industrial bronchitis and many others.