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Occupational dermatoses in miners

The coal industry has gone through a radical change in the past few decades with the numbers of miners drastically reduced; in future there will probably be even fewer miners mining coal underground. However, we still see miners in our clinics from time to time. Coal mining itself is extremely hazardous as it involves fairly heavy engineering, often several miles underground in a dark, dusty, dirty, warm, humid environment.
Dermatology in practice 2000; 8(1): 28–29
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