Black Lung – What is it and How is it Affecting Queensland Miners?

Black Lung and How to Control It   Last month marked the eighth Queensland miner to be diagnosed with Black Lung since May last year. So what is black lung? Why has it suddenly re-emerged, and how can we control it?     What is Black Lung?   Black Lung – also known as pneumoconiosis - is a chronic, irreversible lung ...

Black Lung – why are coal miners at risk?

Black Lung: What It Is and How to Prevent It   Earlier this month Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham confirmed that three cases of the potentially deadly black lung had been reported by the state's coal industry – a disease thought to have been eradicated in Australia more than 20 years ago.     What is Black Lung...

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