Quantitative relation between emphysema and lung mineral content in coalworkers.

  title={Quantitative relation between emphysema and lung mineral content in coalworkers.},
  author={James Leigh and Tim Driscoll and Bernard Cole and Roy W Beck and Brynley P. Hull and Jian Yang},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={51 6},
The relation between quantified emphysema and measured lung content of coal and silica was investigated in the lungs of 264 deceased underground coalworkers who had been exposed to mixed coal and silica dust. Lung specimens obtained at postmortem and inflated and fixed under standard conditions were used to quantify the extent of emphysema and then to measure the amount of coal and silica present in the lungs at the time of death. These data were combined with clinical and other pathological… CONTINUE READING
24 Citations
31 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 24 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 31 references

Postmortem study of emphysema in coal - workers and non - coalworkers

  • A Cockcroft, JC Wagner, R Ryder, Seal RME, JP Lyons, N Andersson
  • Am Rev Respir Dis
  • 1993

Coal , emphysema , and compensation

  • A Seaton
  • Am Rev Respir Dis
  • 1989

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…