black lung disease http://wkms.org en Number Of Black Lung Cases Amongst Coal Miners Increases http://wkms.org/post/number-black-lung-cases-amongst-coal-miners-increases <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the decades, great gains have been made in reducing black lung disease among coal miners.&nbsp;But, recently, there’s been an uptick in the sometimes fatal condition.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Fifty years ago, Central Appalachian Education and Research Center Director Wayne Sanderson said about a third of all miners contracted black lung.&nbsp;&nbsp;Today, the potentially deadly disease afflicts about four to five percent of miners.&nbsp;&nbsp;And, Sanderson said, that number’s climbing.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:05:16 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 34320 at http://wkms.org Number Of Black Lung Cases Amongst Coal Miners Increases the morning cram [killer coal edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-killer-coal-edition <p><strong>From NPR:</strong> Cases of Black Lung surge as an investigation by NPR and CPI uncovers regulators&#39; inability to control <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/29/155978300/as-mine-protections-fail-black-lung-cases-surge">a deadly disease.</a></p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:26:10 +0000 Shelly Baskin 18946 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [killer coal edition] the morning cram [all the single fellas edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-all-single-fellas-edition <p><strong>NPR reports</strong> more and more dad&#39;s are going it alone, choosing to be <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/19/154860588/single-dads-by-choice-more-men-going-it-alone">single fathers</a>.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:39:03 +0000 Gary Pitts 18435 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [all the single fellas edition] Surface Coal Miners Get Black Lung Too http://wkms.org/post/surface-coal-miners-get-black-lung-too <p>A new study shows black lung disease isn&rsquo;t limited to just coal miners who work underground. &nbsp;Studies for coal workers&rsquo; pneumoconiosis&mdash;or black lung disease&mdash;haven&rsquo;t been done on surface miners in a decade, and the miners were commonly thought to be less at risk for the disease than underground workers.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:57:00 +0000 Erica Peterson (KPR) 18432 at http://wkms.org Surface Coal Miners Get Black Lung Too