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      "The Respiratory Health Division (RHD) is part of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). RHD conducts research and administers service programs to prevent work-related respiratory disease caused by hazardous occupational agents and to improve workers' respiratory health. RHD provides national and international leadership in work-related respiratory health issues by generating new knowledge and transferring that knowledge into practice to benefit workers. The division's research includes: 1. Conducting multidisciplinary research to identify work-related respiratory hazards, assess workplace exposures, characterize health risks, and develop and disseminate effective interventions. 2. Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating national data to track the burden of work-related respiratory disease. 3. Responding to NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) requests for evaluations of potential respiratory risks and providing recommendations for solutions. 4. Providing health screening and surveillance services to U.S. coal miners under a program mandated by federal law called the Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program." - NIOSHTIC-2

      NIOSHTIC no. 20052185

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