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Black Lung Disease Comes Storming Back in Coal Country

New York Times - Feb 22, 2018
Hundreds of cases of advanced black lung disease have been found among miners in Central Appalachia, even as the Trump administration begins to review Obama-era coal dust rules.

New Black Lung Epidemic Emerging in Coal Country

EcoWatch - Feb 23, 2018
And they identified and confirmed 416 cases of the disease in the previous few years. The study ended about a year ago. That's an astonishing number. NIOSH itself in its own accounting of that disease, found less than 100 cases in the same timeframe ...

Researchers Find Hundreds of Cases of Black Lung in Appalachia

Popular Mechanics - Feb 22, 2018
Black lung used to be a serious problem for coal miners especially in the early 1900s. In 1969, the U.S. government passed the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act, which, among other things, implemented stricter safety standards and gave miners the ...

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Big Money, Black Lung and Doctors for the Coal Companies

Some coal miners told their illness didn't come from years in the mines; benefits blocked.

Faces of Black Lung

Faces of Black Lung - Health and Human Services 2008 - NIOSH 2008-131 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Each year, approximately 1000 miners in the U.S. die from coal...

Rate of black lung disease among miners may be 10 times higher than reported

Lung disease is a well-known deadly consequence of working in the coal industry. But a new NPR study finds miners are suffering from the most advanced form of the disease at a rate ten times...

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Coal country afraid Trump will repeal black lung benefits...

Former coal miners and their families in Kentucky, who voted for Donald Trump, are worried that the President-elect will repeal Obamacare, and the benefits for black lung that come with it.