Coal miner Scott Tiller works next to a drill in an underground coal mine roughly 40 inches high in Welch, West Virginia.
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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.
You can barely see this construction worker for dust. His lack of protective face mask puts him at risk of silicosis and other lung diseases.
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.
Many banks are worried that coal investments could be left stranded on their asset books.
A new Climate Council report points out that the Paris Agreement’s carbon budget leaves no room for the development of massive new coal reserves such as the proposed Carmichael mine.
Radiologists will struggle to find black lung in x-rays if they haven’t been told to look for it.
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.
Black lung used to be commonplace among coal miners, and is now on the rise again.
A review into black lung has found proper preventive measures haven’t taken place where confirmed cases have been found.
Black lung is preventable – and hasn’t been seen in Australia in more than 20 years.
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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?
Exposure to even a single fibre of asbestos dust can cause significant health problems.
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The digital age crashed into the bronze age when the roll out of Australia’s high-speed broadband network was disrupted by the discovery of asbestos in Telstra pits in recent weeks. Workplace relations…