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Control the Dust Prevent Black Lung
Control the Dust

Prevent Black Lung


Newly released information from the NIOSH/MSHA Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Programs indicates that severe cases of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP), commonly referred to as "black lung" disease, continue to occur among our nation's underground coal miners. Most troubling is the fact that these new cases include progressive massive fibrosis (PMF), the most disabling and potentially fatal form of CWP, among some of the younger miners in our industry.

As you know, inhalation of excessive levels of respirable coal mine dust causes black lung, a debilitating occupational lung disease, which can devastate a miner's quality of life, create a heavy burden on the victim and his or her family, and lead to premature death. More importantly, we know that black lung disease is preventable.

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