wayne sanderson 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