Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis

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An occupational lung disease affecting those with prolonged (> 10 years) exposure to coal dust, which accumulates in the macrophages of peribronchiolar tissues
Treatment None
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Inflammatory stress response in A549 cells as a result of exposure to coal: evidence for the role of pyrite in coal workers' pneumoconiosis pathogenesis.
A comparison of the prevalence of coal workers' pneumoconiosis and respiratory impairment in Pennsylvania bituminous and anthracite miners.
Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) is an occupational lung disease that can lead to disability and premature mortality but is preventable through appropriate control of coal mine dust exposures.
An investigation into the relationship between coal workers' pneumoconiosis and dust exposure in U.S.
X-ray surveillance and miner transfer program: efforts to prevent progression of coal workers' pneumoconiosis. Ann Am Conf Governmental Industrial Hygienists 1986; 14:293-7.
Regarding clinical outcomes, the results showed a positive association for coal workers' pneumoconiosis among workers who had tow catalase activity and an Ncol polymorphism in the LTA gene.
Silica dust and coal dust can result in a more diffuse fibrotic process on the chest X-ray, rather than the more commonly observed or classically described discrete nodular lesions of silicosis and coal workers' pneumoconiosis (15,16).
TABLE 1 Prevalence of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) and progressive massive fabrosis (PMF) among examined noncontract miners *, estimated number of employees, and participation rates, by state -- U.S.