Kumar, Ritesh and Roy, S.K. and Singh, R. R. (2009) An Overview of Respiratory Diseases in Mining. Indian Mining & Engineering Journal , 48 (10). pp. 27-31. ISSN 0019-5944

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Occupational respiratory diseases results due to prolonged exposure of a worker to hazardous dust and it is very common in mining and other related industries where hazardous dusts are produced. The respiratory diseases caused by dusts are commonly known as pneumoconiosis. It includes asbestosis, silicosis, siderosis, kaolin pneumoconiosis, coal worker’s pneumoconiosis etc. depending on the type of dust the worker is exposed to. This paper is based on research-based literature on occupational respiratory diseases in mining & related industries and presents an overview of how dust invades the lungs, its affects on lungs, different types and symptoms of pneumoconiosis, possible preventive measures and medical treatment for pneumoconiosis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Explosive and Explosion
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 04:55
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2011 04:55
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/418

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