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CDC - Mining Topic - Respiratory Diseases - NIOSH

Sep 03, 2021  The Respiratory Health Division of NIOSH manages the Coal Workers’ Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP). This program provides coal miners an opportunity to have a chest x-ray about every five years throughout their careers. Since 1970, NIOSH has compiled data on the prevalence of CWP in underground coal miners. The graph shows a summary of ...

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6 Emerging Issues in Mining Safety and Health Mining ...

Suggested Citation:"6 Emerging Issues in Mining Safety and Health." National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. 2007. Mining Safety and Health Research at NIOSH: Reviews of Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11850.

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Coal Mine Safety Achievements in the USA and the ...

The safety statistics demonstrate that coal mining, and particularly underground coal mining poses the greatest challenge in terms of worker safety. The research program at the NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory has been geared to address coal mining related issues, being located within the eastern U.S. coal fields and having a historical tie ...

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4 Coal Mining and Processing Coal: Research and ...

There are no longer organizations such as Bituminous Coal Research, Inc. (BCR) that used to work on coal mining and coal preparation issues. Instead, industry’s emphasis is on improvements to existing technologies—the remarkable increases of mining productivity since the mid-1970s ( Figure 4.4 ) are a testimony to the development and ...

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Health Disparities of Coal Miners and Coal Mining Communities

mine explosion, Congress passed the Federal Coal Mine Safety Act of 1952, allowing mines to be cited for safety violations. However, no monetary punishments were ap­ plied for serious unresolved safety issues, and cited mines were not closed (Moussa, 2(07). In 1969, the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act (Coal Act) was passed (USDL, n.d.b).

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Joint statement on the health effects of coal in Australia ...

Coal mining and burning coal for electricity emits toxic and carcinogenic substances into our air, water and land. Coal pollution is linked to the development of potentially fatal diseases and studies show severe health impacts on miners, workers and local communities.

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(PDF) Impact of Coal Mining on Environment

Aug 26, 2021  Coal mining adversely affects the eco-system as a whole. On the unstable earth, the un-resting mankind constantly uses a variety of resources for daily lives.

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Impact of Coal Mining on Self-Rated Health among ...

Objective: To determine the impact of coal mining, measured as the number of coal mining-related facilities nearby one's residence or employment in an occupation directly related to coal mining, on self-rated health in Appalachia. Methods: Unadjusted and adjusted ordinal logistic regression models calculated odds ratio estimates and associated 95% confidence intervals for the probability of ...

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Health Disparities of Coal Miners and Coal Mining

mine explosion, Congress passed the Federal Coal Mine Safety Act of 1952, allowing mines to be cited for safety violations. However, no monetary punishments were ap­ plied for serious unresolved safety issues, and cited mines were not closed (Moussa, 2(07). In 1969, the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act (Coal Act) was passed (USDL, n.d.b).

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As Coal Mining Declines, Community Mental Health Problems ...

Aug 15, 2016  As an immunologist, I reviewed the research literature for specific effects of mountaintop removal mining on the immune system. I did not identify any pertinent information. However, I did find plenty of clues suggesting that health and mental health issues will pose enormous challenges to the affected coal communities, and will linger for decades.

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Study suggesting that coal is a cause of health problems ...

Mar 21, 2013  Hendryx defended his research controls and the process of relying on self-reported medical histories. He said the health problems may be caused by tiny particles of dust from coal mining, which have been linked to health problems, can penetrate the lungs to cause health impacts, reported James Bruggers of The Courier-Journal. Hendryx said there ...

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Engulfed in a Toxic Cloud: The Effects of Coal Mining On ...

Feb 01, 2012  The continued growth of coal mining has left communities with pervasive and irreparable damage. Until recently, however, the effects of coal on human health have been largely ignored and mining has continued without many appeals for improvement. In both the United States and China, industrial achievements have created a legacy of pollution that is taking a major toll on human health.

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Respiratory Diseases Caused by Coal Mine Dust

Coal is an important global commodity and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Thus, mining of coal will also remain important. Despite improvements in exposure assessment and ventilation controls and the existence of protective government regulations, coal miners are still at risk for respiratory diseases caused by coal mine dust and their associated morbidity and mortality.

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The Health and Environmental Impact of Coal Mining in ...

Health and Environmental Impact of Coal Mining in Chhattisgarh‘s research team includes: Ms Rinchin, a writer, an environmentalist and a researcher who has played a significant role in conducting this study into the Health impact of coal mining in Chhattisgarh. Dr Prabir Chatterjee, a medical doctor and community health specialist, trained in Christian Medical

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Harmful Effects of Using Coal on Human Health MedicalNewsHome

Jan 21, 2020  Some of the negative health effects of coal that occur through its mining, preparation, combustion, waste storage, and transport are such as: Reduction in life expectancy. Respiratory hospital admissions. Black lung from coal dust. Congestive heart failure. Non-fatal cancer, osteroporosia, ataxia, renal dysfunction.

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Killer Coal: Just how bad are the health effects of coal ...

Jan 22, 2019  Image Credit: Unsplash. In Australia, coal’s health impacts cost taxpayers an estimated $2.6 billion every year and can cause a range of health problems including lung cancer, heart disease and premature death. In recent years, Australia has seen the re-emergence of the life threatening ‘black lung’ (coal workers’ pneumoconiosis) in ...

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Coal Mining Health Problems - greenrevolution.org

Coal Pollution Damages Human Health at Every Stage of Coal Life ... Nov 18, 2009 ... Coal mining leads U.S. industries in fatal injuries and is associated with chronic health problems among miners.

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Help-seeking for mental health problems by employees in ...

Sep 21, 2016  The current study examined help-seeking behavior for mental health problems of employees in the mining industry. The research involved a paper-based survey completed by a cross-section of employees from eight coalmine sites. The research aimed to investigate the frequency of contact with professional and non-professional sources of support, and to determine the socio

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Health Effects Of Mining - TheWorldCounts

Health effects of mining very severe. The mercury used in mining causes a number of different health problems, including neurological disorders and kidney diseases. Besides mercury-poisoning, people living around mines are polluted by lead, zinc and copper. Other consequences of mining for human health

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(PDF) MINING AND ITS IMPACTS ON ENVIRONMENT WITH SPECIAL ...

Out of these, 5 open cast coal mines are run by Western Coal Field Ltd. India. The present study has been undertaken to assess the impacts of mining activities in the adjacent areas.

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Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

Coal mining, the first step in the dirty lifecycle of coal, causes deforestation and releases toxic amounts of minerals and heavy metals into the soil and water. ... 2016 and is extremely in depth on the issues of the serious effects of mining on the environment and human health. Destruction and poison linger. Bad mining practices can ignite ...

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Impacts of Coal Use on Health Annual Review of Public Health

Research evidence from the United States and other countries indicates that surface coal mining generates air, soil, and water pollution and likely harms the health of nearby populations (3, 10, 22, 57, 59, 96, 112, 150). Much of the research in the United States has been conducted on a form of surface coal mining that takes place in Appalachia ...

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Impact of Coal Mining on Self-Rated Health among ...

Objective: To determine the impact of coal mining, measured as the number of coal mining-related facilities nearby one's residence or employment in an occupation directly related to coal mining, on self-rated health in Appalachia. Methods: Unadjusted and adjusted ordinal logistic regression models calculated odds ratio estimates and associated 95% confidence intervals for the probability of ...

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The public health impacts of surface coal mining ...

Dec 01, 2015  Research conducted prior to Mr. Goodell’s publication includes a large body of evidence on the occupational health risks of coal mining. A few of those studies were cited above. The current review will not attempt to summarize that literature, but rather points to it only to illustrate that harmful consequences of exposure to mining activity ...

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Respiratory Diseases Caused by Coal Mine Dust

Coal is an important global commodity and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Thus, mining of coal will also remain important. Despite improvements in exposure assessment and ventilation controls and the existence of protective government regulations, coal miners are still at risk for respiratory diseases caused by coal mine dust and their associated morbidity and mortality.

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Health Problems from Mining - Hesperian Health Guides

Nov 02, 2020  Mining damages health in many ways: Dust, chemical spills, harmful fumes, heavy metals and radiation can poison workers and cause life-long health problems as well as allergic reactions and other immediate problems. Heavy lifting and working with the body in awkward positions can lead to injuries to the arms, legs, and back.

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Human health and environmental impacts of coal combustion ...

Jan 01, 2018  Coal combustion and CO x (CO 2 CO) impacts on environment and health. Coal is an important source of energy around the world—approximately 41% of the world's electricity is generated from outdoor coal combustion (Nataly Echevarria Huaman and Xiu, Jun. 2014). However, indoor coal combustion is only used for domestic energy purposes.

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Coal A Public Health Crisis FINAL - Greenpeace

Coal is a major public health hazard. Each stage of the coal life cycle – mining, transportation, washing, combustion, and disposing of post-combustion wastes – carries health risks that lead to lung, heart and brain diseases, as well as work-related injuries. Burning coal affects the environment, human health and wildlife, and is a major ...

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Mortality in Appalachian Coal Mining Regions: The Value of ...

Coal mining constitutes a major economic activity in some portions of Appalachia. 8 As with Appalachia in general, the region's coal mining areas have been linked to socioeconomic disadvantages. 1, 9, 10 Appalachian areas where economic disadvantage has been most persistent over time are those characterized by low economic diversification, low ...

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12 Environmental Effects of Coal Mining - Environment 911

PubMed Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine. Environmental Impact of Coal Mining On Water Regime and Its Management, R.K. Tiwary, Central Mining Research Institute 21 October 2000. Coal Mining and the Environment, World Coal Association. Share Tweet Share Pin. More. Environment 911 About Us

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(PDF) Impact of Coal Mining on Environment

Aug 26, 2021  Coal mining adversely affects the eco-system as a whole. On the unstable earth, the un-resting mankind constantly uses a variety of resources for daily lives.

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Safety and Health in Mining: Part 1 - ICOH SC MinOSH

Safety and Health in Mining: Part 1 S ... by professionals engaged in occupational health issues in the sector, either in terms of research or from a practical angle, or a combination of both aspects. The paper is intended to provide a broad overview of the ... research and development.6,8 "The mining industry is cyclical by nature.

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Best practices for dust control in coal mining

The handbook is divided into six chapters. Chapter 1 discusses the health effects of exposure to respirable coal and silica dust. Chapter 2 discusses respirable dust sampling instruments and sampling methods. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 focus on respirable dust control technologies for longwall mining, continuous mining, and surface mining, respectively.

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Living on Earth: Dr. Michael Hendryx, measuring mining’s ...

Feb 06, 2018  Mountaintop removal mining has been a controversial issue in Appalachia since at least the mid-1990s and coalfield citizens have long complained of health problems, and possible links to coal and rock dust from blasting and trucking, contaminated streams and groundwater, and toxic chemicals at coal preparation plants.

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Applied Sciences Free Full-Text Research Status of ...

Pneumoconiosis has become one of the biggest threats to the occupational health and life safety of mining workers in China. The number of pneumoconiosis cases has continued to rise in recent years. The main task of occupational health development is to study the pathogenesis of pneumoconiosis and to develop mine dust prevention and control technology.

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