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Majority of mining-related injuries and illness in Illinois go unreported

Illnesses and injuries associated with working in Illinois mines are underreported. Researchers lead by Dr. Robert Cohen, clinical professor of environmental and occupational health services in the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, took a deeper look into why this was the case. Read the UIC Today article

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Why is mining-related lung disease on the rise?

UIC Today covers the research project, led by Dr. Robert Cohen, that looks to determine why mine dust-related lung diseases are on the rise. Read the article

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Congress Boosts ‘Black Lung’ Treatment Funding by Millions

“Rural medical clinics that are struggling to respond to an epidemic of a fatal lung disease plaguing coal miners received a 40 percent boost in federal funding with the passage of the omnibus spending bill last week.” – Howard Berkes, NPR – Read the entire article on NPR.org.

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