US coal miners to get free health screenings

The US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will offer free, confidential health screenings to coal miners, beginning June 2015.

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Virginia coal miners were at more risk from black lung in the 1970s than today

The screenings are intended to provide early detection of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, also known as black lung, a serious but preventable occupational lung disease in coal miners caused by breathing