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Clin Chest Med. 2012 Dec;33(4):745-58. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2012.08.005.

The classic pneumoconioses: new epidemiological and laboratory observations.

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Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA.

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to provide an update on selected issues of current interest and recent developments related to 3 types of inorganic mineral dust exposures causing classic forms of pneumoconiosis: coal mine dust, crystalline silica, and asbestos. Common themes include new imaging modalities, emerging exposures, and evolving appreciation of additional adverse health effects associated with exposure to these inorganic mineral dusts.

PMID:
23153613
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccm.2012.08.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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