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  • Pneumoconiosis | Johns Hopkins Medicine

    Shortness of breath. Who's at risk. Being exposed to dust that can cause pneumoconiosis, in an everyday setting, is not enough to cause the disease. But you could be at risk if you've worked around or directly with these dusts. Studies show that about 16 percent of American coal miners may eventually develop interstitial fibrosis from coal dust.

  • Study Reviews Ways to Control Dust Coal Miners Breathe

    Jul 02, 2018 · A new report examines the way coal dust inhaled by miners is regulated as health and safety officials grapple with an increase in cases of severe black lung .

  • Coal dust and smog plague lives on S.Africa's Highveld

    Jun 27, 2019 · Lifa's breathing troubles began after he moved to eMalahleni, at the mercy of gritty coal dust and thick whitish smoke of electricity power stations burning fuel day and night. Relief comes when he visits his father in Nelspruit, about 200 kilometres (125 .

  • Respiratory Diseases Caused by Coal Mine Dust

    Coal is an important global commodity and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Thus, mining of coal will also remain important. Despite improvements in exposure assessment and ventilation controls and the existence of protective government regulations, coal miners are still at risk for respiratory diseases caused by coal mine dust and their associated morbidity and mortality.