This trial is active and currently recruiting.
Who Can Participate
Adults who have at least five years of United States based work as a miner or who have been exposed to mineral dusts at work such as silica and who have evidence of lung disease due to mineral dust exposures may be eligible to participate. Medical and work history, chest imaging, pulmonary function testing or any available lung tissue specimens will be collected and analyzed. Family members may donate the lung tissue of a deceased relative if it was saved at a hospital or other health care facility.
Age: 18+ Gender: Any Gender
Estimated Time Commitment
A 45-minute phone call at beginning of study, with follow-up 30-minute phone interviews every three to five years thereafter.