Posts Tagged ‘Silica Dust’

Today’s Mineworkers Face ‘Black Lung’ Resurgence

Black Lung Disease in Coal Miners

Today’s Mineworkers Face ‘Black Lung’ Resurgence

Talk about black lung disease, and immediately, pictures of coal miners covered with soot in the 1930s come to mind. In reality, progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) — known as coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP) and commonly known as black lung disease — has become more common in contemporary miners despite safety regulations and known concerns about silica exposure.


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