|Document ID (ISN)||66971|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1219-1221 - Central European Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Brhel P., Rybáková Z.
||Comparison of the health of the miners of underground mines and bituminous coal mines
||1995, Vol.1, No.1, p.25-30. 18 ref.
||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.
||Czech Republic; coal mining; health hazards
||lignite; Raynaud's phenomenon; respiratory diseases; pneumoconiosis; bituminous-coal mining; hearing loss; pulmonary function; epidemiologic study; musculoskeletal diseases
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Czech Republic|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Mining and quarrying