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Coal Worker's Lung Evaluation
- Barrel-shaped chest
- Increased size of the chest, due to chronic lung damage
- Decreased lung sounds
- Low blood oxygen levels
- Rapid respiratory rate
Tests are necessary to confirm the diagnosis of coal worker's pneumoconiosis and determine its severity.
Tests that may be used to evaluate coal worker's pneumoconiosis include:
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PubMed Coal Worker's Lung References
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- Petsonk EL, Daniloff EM, Mannino DM, Wang ML, Short SR, Wagner GR. Airway responsiveness and job selection: a study in coal miners and non-mining controls. Occup Environ Med. 1995 Nov;52(11):745-9. 
- Scott DF, Grayson RL, Metz EA. Disease and illness in U.S. mining, 1983-2001. J Occup Environ Med. 2004 Dec;46(12):1272-7.