Monthly Archives: January 2009

Pneumoconiosis rate has doubled

By |2009-01-27T16:38:33+00:00January 27th, 2009|

According to politicalaffairs.net "the prevalence of black lung disease has doubled over the past five years." The article, per NIOSH statistics, points to the increase in the number of hours miners are [...]

Parkinson’s — Can it be work-related?

By |2009-01-25T10:59:47+00:00January 25th, 2009|

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports today of a Berea man alleging he developed work-related Parkinson's Disease after being exposed to a common industrial solvent: "BEREA — When the University of Kentucky [...]