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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.

Read the UIC Today article


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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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Congress Boosts ‘Black Lung’ Treatment Funding by Millions

Category : News

“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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Mark Your Calendars! NCBLRDC BoD Meeting & 2018 Conference

Category : NCBLRDC , News

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

NCBLRDC Board of Director’s Meeting
HRSA Workshop

Washington, DC
March 5, 2018

NCBLRDC 2018 Conference
Pipestem, WV
June 5-June 8, 2018


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Spit it Out – West Virginia

Category : Uncategorized

The Southern Coalfields Tobacco Prevention Coalition Network’s Spit It Out Program partnered with mining companies to reduce tobacco use, particularly smokeless tobacco use, in 6 counties in West Virginia’s “Coal Country.”

Watch this video to learn about their successes:

Learn more about the program here: Spit It Out Program


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