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Health surveillance of mine workers should include respiratory health assessments

Regular health surveillance screening

A mining safety regulator has urged current, former and retired mine workers to conduct regular health surveillance screening following an investigation into a former coal mine worker being diagnosed...

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Black Lung : One in ten workers could have it

One in ten underground coal miners who have worked in coal mines for at least 25 years in the USA were identified as having black lung, according to a report by the  National Institute for...

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Inquiry hears horrors of black lung disease

A North American expert in black lung has revealed at an inquiry the deadly disease is still killing Queensland coal miners even though authorities thought it was non-existent. United States black...