coal worker's pneumoconiosis


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an·thra·co·sil·i·co·sis

(an'thră-kō-sil'i-kō'sis),
Pneumonoconiosis from accumulation of carbon and silica in the lungs from inhaled coal dust; the silica content produces fibrous nodules.
[anthraco- + silicosis]

coal worker's pneumoconiosis

an·thra·co·sil·i·co·sis

(an'thră-kō-sil'i-kō'sis)
Pneumonoconiosis from accumulation of carbon and silica in the lungs from inhaled coal dust; the silica content produces fibrous nodules.
Synonym(s): coal worker's pneumoconiosis.
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Coal worker's pneumoconiosis in the United States: regional differences 40 years after implementation of the 1969 Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act.
The influence of dust standars on the prevalence and severity of coal worker's pneumoconiosis at autopsy in the United States of America.
Our findings also indicate that underground coal miners, even those who worked only after implementation of current dust standards, continue to develop advanced simple coal worker's pneumoconiosis and PMF.
Prevalence and Severity of Specific Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis Lesions by Underground Mining Tenure, National Coal Workers' Autopsy Study, 1971-1996 (n = 6055) (a) Pneumoconiosis Lesions Disease Severity Frequency of Severity, % Coal macules Absent 22.
For example, the medical and legal criteria for coal worker's pneumoconiosis are different.
The centriacinar region is the primary site of injury in coal worker's pneumoconiosis (8), asbestosis (9), and silica- and silicate-induced injury (10).
This appears to be the mechanism for development of the macular lesions of coal worker's pneumoconiosis (7).