Dust exposure, dust recovered from the lung, and associated pathology in a group of British coalminers.

@article{Douglas1986DustED,
  title={Dust exposure, dust recovered from the lung, and associated pathology in a group of British coalminers.},
  author={Albertina Douglas and Alastair Robertson and John S. Chapman and V A Ruckley},
  journal={British journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={795-801}
}
The relation between dust exposure, retained lung dust, and pneumoconiosis have been examined in 430 dead coalminers who had participated in a large scale epidemiological survey of respiratory health. The men were divided into three groups depending on the presence of particular lesions in their lungs. Lungs containing no fibrotic lesions in excess of 1 mm were included in the "M" group, those with fibrotic lesions of between 1 mm and 9 mm in diameter were included in the "F" group, and those… CONTINUE READING