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Coal Miner Lung Cancer, Coal Miner Skin Disease, Coal Miners, Dangers of Coal Mining -

People from coalfields communities – ex-miners but also their families – are still affected by occupational-related diseases of the skin and lungs. This article provides an overview of the issue Abstract Although deep mining is no longer undertaken in the UK, there is still a population affected by the consequences of the occupational hazards of mining. Miners are exposed to many potentially harmful agents, including fuels, reagents, solvents, detergents, chemicals, coal dust, silica dust, diesel particulate matter, asbestos, welding fumes, poisonous plants and metal dust. This puts them and their relatives at increased risk of developing certain skin and lung...

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