Center for Disease Control and Prevention Studying the Use of LiDAR

The CDC is evaluating the feasibility of using LiDAR as a dust monitoring tool in the mining industry.The research project was begun a year ago by Gerald J. Joy to see if the technology could be used to reliably measure coal mine dust without negatively affecting production levels.

Goal Number 1 of the project is to “Reduce respiratory diseases in miners by reducing health hazards in the workplace associated with coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, silicosis, and diesel emissions.”

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