National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Division of Respiratory Disease http://wkms.org en 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