The Senators said in part: Given this increase in black lung
disease and the devastating impact that this disease has on coal miners and their families, we believe that it is critical that we maintain this rule.
Larissa Waters, an Australian senator who made history earlier this year in May when she brought her second daughter to the federal parliament and breastfed her, did it once again on Wednesday, making headlines this time by feeding her 14-week-old baby, Alia Joy while moving a motion on black lung
disease in the chamber.
The legislation also reestablishes protections in Social Security and other benefit programs, such as Railroad Retirement and Black Lung
Benefits that mainly effect coal miners.
According to data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), black lung
has caused or contributed to more than 76,000 coal miner deaths since 1968.
He was known throughout the medical community for his work in pulmonary and critical care medicine, treating hundreds of black lung
patients in the Appalachians.
After new dust regulations took effect, rates of black lung
Right now we don't know how far this disease has spread and continuing to work in conditions that cause black lung
will put more people's lives at risk.
Rasmussen's work with coal miners led to research that helped recognize pneumoconiosis, more commonly known as black lung
disease, as an occupational health illness.
VCLF/ERP is assuming liabilities in excess of USD400m in connection with Patriot's workers' compensation, state black lung
and environmental obligations.
I befriended the librarian, a miner disabled by black lung
And even if you used to smoke, you'll still have half a black lung
In response to a rebound in both the number of cases and severity of pneumoconiosis, or black lung