Mining Health & Safety Open Forum

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  • 1.  Black lung

    Posted 04-06-2022 12:31 PM
    NIOSH has documented an increase in the prevalence of black lung.  Has anybody responded?

  • 2.  RE: Black lung

    Posted 04-07-2022 10:06 AM

    The NORA Health and Safety session at the SME Annual Conference centered around the issue of silica, including nano- and micro-sized particles in coal.  This is not to say that the papers discussed a direct causal relationship between silica content and Coal-Workers Pneumoconiosis but it was clear that this potential cause was the driver for the research reported.  Lee Saperstein


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