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Lung function assessment in underground coal miners: IIAC position paper 11

This paper considers lung function assessment in underground coal miners for the purposes of the Industrial Injuries Scheme.

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Lung function assessment, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and chronic bronchitis and emphysema in underground coalminers

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Members of Parliament and the Trades Union Congress asked the council to look again at the Cotes formula used in the lung function assessment for chronic bronchitis and emphysema in underground coal miners.

After reviewing the evidence, the council decided that it would be appropriate to continue to use the Cotes formula.

Published 13 February 2000