Schneeberg lung disease and uranium mining in the Saxon Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge).

@article{Schuettmann1993SchneebergLD,
  title={Schneeberg lung disease and uranium mining in the Saxon Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge).},
  author={W. Schuettmann},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={
          355-68
        }
}
The so-called Schneeberg lung disease is a form of bronchial or alveolar carcinoma caused by the effects of the radioactive gas radon and of its radioactive short half-life daughter products. This type of radiation-induced occupational cancer is the most common and the most important radiation injury among workers occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation. There have been many deaths from lung cancer, especially in the Soviet uranium mines in the Erzgebirge of Saxony in the former German… CONTINUE READING
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