Occupational respiratory diseases in the South African mining industry

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Nelson, Gill;
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Global Health Action,volume 6 (issn: 1654-9716, eissn: 1654-9880)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3556678, doi: 10.3402/gha.v6i0.19520
  • Subject: asbestos | silica | migrant labour | gold, platinum, diamond, miners, silica, asbestos, silicosis, migrant labour, autopsy, PATHAUT | RA | miners | gold | silicosis | platinum | diamond | RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | PhD REVIEW | Epidemiology, public health | autopsy

Background: Crystalline silica and asbestos are common minerals that occur throughout South Africa, exposure to either causes respiratory disease. Most studies on silicosis in South Africa have been crosssectional and long-term trends have not been reported. Although mu... View more
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