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Study confirms spike in black lung disease in US coal miners

New research presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference concluded that despite implementation of dust controls decades ago, progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) is increasing among US coal miners in Appalachia.

Findings of Black Lung Disease growing in Appalachia

Epidemiologists at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health say they've identified the largest cluster of advanced black lung disease ever reported, a cluster that was first uncovered by NPR 14 months ago.
 

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PICTURE OF VIRGINIA-POCAHONTAS COAL COMPANY MINE #2 NEAR RICHLANDS  VIRGINIA in 1929.
PICTURE OF VIRGINIA-POCAHONTAS COAL COMPANY MINE #2 NEAR RICHLANDS, VIRGINIA in 1929.
Corn, Jack, 1929-, Photographer (NARA record: 8464440)

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