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 is a systemic disease mainly caused by pulmonary interstitial fibrosis triggered by long-term inhalation of dusts released in industrial processes.
A total of 138 patients with coal worker's pneumoconiosis and 100 exposure control subjects were recruited from the Department of Pneumoconiosis at the Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital of Tongji University School of Medicine between January 2010 and December 2012.
Standard imaging in silicosis and Coal worker's pneumoconiosis. Radiologic Clinics of North America.
Standard imaging in silicosis and coal worker's pneumoconiosis. Radiological Clinics of North America 1992; 30: 1147-54.
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.
The centriacinar region is the primary site of injury in coal worker's pneumoconiosis
(8), asbestosis (9), and silica- and silicate-induced injury (10).