Most Recent Data:
1,518 pneumoconiosis deaths (2019)
1,625 pneumoconiosis deaths among persons aged 15 years and over occurred in 2018
Reduce pneumoconiosis deaths
Pneumoconiosis is a group of lung diseases caused by breathing in mineral dusts, like asbestos, coal mine dust, or silica. People who work in certain mining, construction, and manufacturing jobs are at higher risk for pneumoconiosis. Strategies to reduce exposure to mineral dust at work are critical for reducing deaths from pneumoconiosis.
Workgroup: Occupational Safety and Health Workgroup