Coal dust exposure and mortality from ischemic heart disease among a cohort of U.S. coal miners.

@article{Landen2011CoalDE,
  title={Coal dust exposure and mortality from ischemic heart disease among a cohort of U.S. coal miners.},
  author={Deborah D. Landen and James T. Wassell and Linda J. McWilliams and Ami Patel},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 10},
  pages={
          727-33
        }
}
BACKGROUND Particulate exposure from air pollution increases the risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) mortality. Although coal miners are highly exposed to coal dust particulate, studies of IHD mortality risk among coal miners have had inconsistent results. Previous studies may have been biased by the healthy worker effect. METHODS We examined the dose-response relationship between cumulative coal dust exposure, coal rank, and IHD mortality among a cohort of underground coal miners who… CONTINUE READING
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