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Document ID (ISN)101717
CIS number 03-771
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zhang Q., Huang X.
Title Induction of ferritin and lipid peroxidation by coal samples with different prevalence of coal workers' pneumoconiosis: Role of iron in the coals
Bibliographic information Sep. 2002, Vol.42, No.3, p.171-179. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract To establish whether differences in levels of bioavailable iron in coal may be responsible for the observed regional differences in the prevalence and severity of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP), 29 coal samples from the coal mining regions of Utah (UT), West Virginia (WV) and Pennsylvania (PA) with CWP prevalences of 4, 10 and 26%, respectively, were found in vitro in human lung cells. Iron bound by chelating agents, ferritin and lipid peroxidation were found in increasing order of UT
Descriptors (primary) lung tissue reaction; iron; coalworkers pneumoconiosis; coal; ferritin
Descriptors (secondary) coal dust; lipid peroxides; Pennsylvania; Utah; West Virginia; deferoxamine; peroxidation; in vitro experiments; frequency rates; chelating agents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Iron and compounds
Inorganic substances