Cases Of Black Lung Disease Increasing

A potentially deadly disease among coal miners is surging in Southwest Virginia and experts say new regulations could play a role in stopping it.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports one in ten coal miners who’ve worked in underground mines over the last 25 years has black lung disease.Leaders at local black lung clinics say younger miners with less experience are increasingly being diagnosed with a more severe form of the disease.

Source: MG News

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