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Balancing Open Government and Privacy Protection

Transparency, participation, and collaboration form the cornerstone of an open government. Although there is a great desire for openness, there are competing demands in health and safety surveillance and research: national security, personal privacy, and confidentiality. NIOSH is interested in learning about the experiences of others who have expertise in this area or are currently dealing with similar issues of balancing openness and privacy. Read More >

Posted on by Paul J. Middendorf, PhD, CIH8 Comments

SPIROLA: A Solution for More Effective Use

While mortality rates for most chronic illnesses (heart disease, malignancy, stroke) have declined in the U.S., mortality from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has increased over the past 3 decades. Most cases of obstructive or restrictive respiratory diseases are preventable. Periodic spirometry can provide a valuable tool for early recognition and prevention of respiratory diseases and for maintaining workers' respiratory health and general fitness. Read More >

Posted on by Eva Hnizdo, PhD, and Lu-Ann Beeckman-Wagner, PhD9 Comments

Spirola Figures

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Using Digital Chest Images to Monitor the Health of Coal Miners and Other Workers

Conventional screen-film chest radiographic imaging has been an indispensable tool for monitoring the lung health of miners and other dust-exposed workers. Over the next decade, conventional film-based radiography will be completely replaced by digital radiography systems in the United States and elsewhere.  Read More >

Posted on by Michael Attfield, PhD, and David Weissman, MD15 Comments
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