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University of Illinois at Chicago

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Black lung disease on the rise among US coal miners 10 July 2019

Cases of coal miners suffering from pneumoconiosis, also known as black lung disease, are on the rise in the US despite regulations on dust exposure in mining. University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) researchers suggest that the increased rates of the disease could be a result of greater exposure to silica dust, likely due to the mining of ever-narrowing coal seams that require cutting through large amounts of rock to access....