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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(2), 276; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15020276

Comment on Tomaskova et al. Mortality in Miners with Coal-Workers’ Pneumoconiosis in the Czech Republic in the Period 1992–2013. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 2017, 14, 269

Institute for Occupational Epidemiology and Risk Assessment (IERA), Evonik Industries AG, Rellinghauser Straße 1-11, 45128 Essen, Germany
Received: 6 November 2017 / Revised: 31 January 2018 / Accepted: 31 January 2018 / Published: 6 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Occupational Safety and Health)
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With interest, I read the recent analysis by Tomaskova and co-workers (2017) about mortality from coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP). The research question remains unclear whether coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP) resulting from exposure to respirable coal dust containing crystalline silica accelerates the development of lung cancer or whether it is an intermediate stage in the pathway. I made several points of considerations with respect to (1) qualified data; (2) alternate measures for excessive risks; and (3) methodological flaws that should be avoided. View Full-Text
Keywords: coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP); lung cancer coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP); lung cancer
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Yong, M. Comment on Tomaskova et al. Mortality in Miners with Coal-Workers’ Pneumoconiosis in the Czech Republic in the Period 1992–2013. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 2017, 14, 269. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 276.

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