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10/1/2011 - Peer reviewed journal articlesParticulate exposure from air pollution increases the risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) mortality. Although coal miners are highly exposed to coal dust particulate, studies of IHD mortality risk among coal miners have had inconsistent results.
1/1/2015 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA report characterizing exposure histories and respiratory disease among surface coal miners identified with progressive massive fibrosis from a 2010 to 2011 pneumoconiosis survey.
7/1/2012 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThe mining industry and labor stakeholders together requested that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) examine this issue, with the ultimate aim of reducing the rate of pneumoconiosis among U.S. coal miners.
Suggestion of a Cause-and-Effect Relationship Among Coal Rank, Airborne Dust, and Incidence of Workers' Pneumoconiosis11/1/2000 - Peer reviewed journal articlesHealth research studies have identified that the risk of developing and the severity of CWP are directly related to the amount of respirable dust exposure and the coal rank. The Pittsburgh Research Laboratory is pursuing more in-depth studies of coal ch...