National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Division of Respiratory Disease

Coal
8:57 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Surface Coal Miners Get Black Lung Too

wikipedia.org

A new study shows black lung disease isn’t limited to just coal miners who work underground.  Studies for coal workers’ pneumoconiosis—or black lung disease—haven’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. 

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