Category Archives: Dr. Robert Cohen

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NCBLRDC supports UMWA request for a more robust COVID-19 response from MSHA

Attached is a letter from the National Coalition of Black Lung & Respiratory Disease Clinics Inc. (NCBLRDC) to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in support of the UMWA request for a more robust approach in responding to Covid-19. Read the UMWA letter here: https://umwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/032420-CER-Letter-David-Zatezalo-COVID-19.pdf


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Frontline episode “Coal’s Deadly Dust” airing 1/22

Frontline is doing a special on black lung featuring our very own Dr. Robert Cohen! The episode will air on January 22, 2018. Click here to view the trailer and check for your local listing.


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

Category : Dr. Robert Cohen

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.

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Why is mining-related lung disease on the rise?

Category : Dr. Robert Cohen

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.

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