Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Coal Miners' Lung Incidence

Facts about coal worker's pneumoconiosis:

  • Pneumoconiosis occurs in about 50% of anthracite miners who have been working for more than 20 years.
  • This condition is less common in workers who mine bituminous coal.
  • The higher the silica content in the coal, the worse the risk of lung disease.

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Last Updated: Dec 11, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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