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NIOSH Releases New Video on Black Lung Respiratory Disease Among Coal Miners

"Black lung, caused by the inhalation of too much coal dust, is no longer just a disease that strikes older coal miners.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health released a new video that demonstrates how black lung is occurring in younger miners, raises awareness of the personal costs of the disease, and motivates workers to participate in free and confidential health screenings. Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides an introduction to the video and urges miners to get screened in order to detect the early signs of black lung..."

Read the rest of this Facility Safety Management article here.

Image shared from the CDC's Faces of Black Lung II Booklet, viewable here.

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