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Black Lung Disease Rates Skyrocket To Highest Levels Since 1970s

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

The proportion of coal miners who suffer from an advanced form of black lung disease has skyrocketed in central Appalachia in recent years, according ...

The Other Hazard of Hydraulic Fracturing -- Silica in the Air

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business
Robert L. Cavnar

This week, NPR broadcast an interesting report about a researcher who has been studying health effects on workers on frac crews. Not familiar with hydraulic fracturing, he expected to find the workers exposed to toxics in drilling fluids when he want on location. What he found was very different.

The Dead and the Living

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony DePalma

Formal guidelines would make clearer the extent of the disaster caused by working in the clouds of dust after the World Trade Center attack. This is a plea for medicine and science to step in.

Mining Lobbyists Win, Companies Get First Look At Diesel-Cancer Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A long-delayed government epidemiological study of possible ties between diesel exhaust and lung cancer in miners may finally be published this fall -...

Media Contributes to Victim Mentality as Gulf Struggles

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Georgianne Nienaber

One of the most important issues facing coastal residents is air quality. Journalists have a responsibility to examine the science and the public has a responsibility to learn more about their environment.