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Document ID (ISN)66971
CIS number 96-668
ISSN - Serial title 1219-1221 - Central European Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Brhel P., Rybáková Z.
Title Comparison of the health of the miners of underground mines and bituminous coal mines
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.1, No.1, p.25-30. 18 ref.
Abstract The health of 166 underground lignite miners in the Czech Republic was compared with that of 166 age-matched bituminous coal miners in the same region. Among subjective complaints, symptoms of musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders predominated. Bituminous miners suffered a higher prevalence of dyspnoea, cough, chest pains, white finger phenomenon and hearing loss. They also showed a higher mean systolic blood pressure and lower ventilatory parameters; 12% had pneumoconiosis. Lignite miners showed no respiratory impairment but had a higher frequency of joint and back pains. The prevalence of symptoms reflects the working conditions in each type of mine.
Descriptors (primary) Czech Republic; coal mining; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) lignite; Raynaud's phenomenon; respiratory diseases; pneumoconiosis; bituminous-coal mining; hearing loss; pulmonary function; epidemiologic study; musculoskeletal diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCzech Republic
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying