A recent study found the largest cluster of advanced black lung disease ever recorded among coal miners in central Appalachia. Two doctors who treat black lung patients explain how miners contract it.
We’re seeing the resurgence of an old lung disease in people who make and install the type of engineered stone product you might find in your kitchen or bathroom.
Recent cases of black lung in Queensland coal miners after many years of no known cases have raised important questions about control of dust exposure in coal mines.
A review into black lung has found proper preventive measures haven’t taken place where confirmed cases have been found.
Coal miners in Queensland have been diagnosed with “black lung”, a disease that was thought to have been eradicated in Australia over 20 years ago. So what is black lung, and why is it back?