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Document ID (ISN)19388
CIS number 73-361
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bergman I., Casswell C.
Title Lung dust and lung iron contents of coal workers in different coalfields in Great Britain
Bibliographic information Apr. 1972, Vol.29, No.2, p.160-168. 18 ref.
Abstract Lung-dust analyses from 7 British coalfields were compared, and it was found that average dust composition varies significantly with coal rank. The higher the rank, the higher the coal percentage and the lower the quartz percentage of the lung dust. Samples of airborne dust collected at the coalface in different coalfields show a similar but smaller variability of composition with rank of coal. The amount of iron in simple-pneumoconiosis lungs is related to their mineral and coal contents, and to the factor "years underground".
Descriptors (primary) iron and compounds; pneumoconiosis; coal mining; pathological anatomy; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) airborne dust; coal dust; silicon; dust analysis; underground work; length of service; simple pneumoconiosis
Document type -
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Mining and quarrying
Iron and compounds
Inorganic substances