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2010-07-20 14:13:51

Deaths in England and Wales from injuries and diseases caused by work have almost halved in 20 years, indicates research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. But there are still some jobs, such as being a publican, a coal miner, or a pilot in which the chances of a work related death remain relatively high. The researchers analysed information on occupation and cause of death from the death certificates of some 2.7 million men aged 20-74 who died between 1979 and...

2008-08-17 18:00:36

A higher percentage of West Virginia coal miners tests positive for black lung disease than the national average. About 13 percent of the state's coal miners who've had chest X- ray screenings are found to have the respiratory ailment, which is caused by exposure to coal dust. The national average is 9 percent, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. West Virginia is the nation's second largest coal producer and usually accounts for up to 25 percent of the...

2008-08-13 18:00:12

By Erdogan, M Sarper Martin, Christopher J ABSTRACT. A case is presented of a rare occupational lung disease for which the workplace etiology may have been overlooked. The authors review 4 such diseases, which are important to recognize not only because cessation of exposure can lead to clinical improvement, but also because other cases of these conditions may be identified in the workplace. KEYWORDS: occupational exposure, occupational lung disease CASE PRESENTATION A 33-year-old woman...

2008-08-10 03:00:07

By Mazurek, JM Wood, JM Occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica occurs in construction, mining, manufacturing, and other industries and can result in silicosis and other lung diseases. Classic (chronic) silicosis results from exposure to relatively low concentrations of respirable crystalline silica for >/=10 years. Exposure to higher concentrations of silica for 5-10 years can cause accelerated silicosis, and symptoms of acute silicosis can sometimes develop within weeks...

2006-08-24 14:54:44

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite laws aimed at limiting the amount of coal dust in mines, coal miners are still coming down with 'black lung' or pneumoconiosis, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From March to May of this year, the Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program identified 30 miners with pneumoconiosis out of a total of 328 miners who were screened. Of these, 11 had advanced disease, Dr. V. C. Antao and associates report in the...

2004-11-28 03:00:14

Study objectives: This study examines long-term trends in incidence rates of hospitalized pulmonary sarcoidosis in a large cohort of Navy personnel, and evaluates the possible relationship of sarcoidosis with occupation. Design: Incidence rates of first hospitalizations were determined for black and white male Navy enlisted personnel on active duty from 1975 to 2001. Setting: Navy service includes a potential for exposure to a variety of substances, including nonskid coatings used on ship...


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