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Another Tragic and preventable Death due to Silicosis

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Samuben Darbar, 49. succumbed to silicosis on 23rd September 2012. She never worked as agate polisher but her father-in-law established factory in front of their house in Shakarpur, Gujarat where once upon a time at least 25-30 workers used to work. Business was taken over by her husband and his brothers. One by one all brothers dies but Mansingh, Samuben's husband. Samuben was diagnosed having silicosis in 2010. The picture was taken on 14 September by medical students of Dhiraj Hospital, Vaghodia visiting Shakrpur.

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Why Rajasthan’s doctors misdiagnose silicosis, the incurable occupational disease of thousands

Why Rajasthan’s doctors misdiagnose silicosis, the incurable occupational disease of thousands | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
At stake is the compensation that the silicosis-affected and their families receive.
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Man who championed cause of miners dies of silicosis

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Respirable crystalline silica on construction sites: new European Guidance for Labour Inspectors just launched - Safety and health at work - EU-OSHA

Respirable crystalline silica on construction sites: new European Guidance for Labour Inspectors just launched - Safety and health at work - EU-OSHA | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
The Senior Labour Inspectors’ Committee (SLIC) together with the Dutch ministry of Labour (labour inspection) have published guidance for National Labour Inspectors on addressing risks to workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) on construction sites.
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Panel assessing medical facilities for quarry workers

Panel assessing medical facilities for quarry workers | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
A two-member panel constituted by the Supreme Court to ascertain if medical facilities are available for persons affected by occupational hazards, such as silicosis, and to suggest remedial measures,
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Silicosis: SC orders 14 Gujarat factories shut, asks MP to expedite rehab

Silicosis: SC orders 14 Gujarat factories shut, asks MP to expedite rehab | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
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NHRC for concerted fight against silicosis - World News Report - EIN News

NHRC for concerted fight against silicosis - World News Report - EIN News | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
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COUNTERVIEW: 589 silicosis deaths in 3 Madhya Pradesh districts. Reason: "Distress" tribal migration to Gujarat's quartz units

COUNTERVIEW: 589 silicosis deaths in 3 Madhya Pradesh districts. Reason: "Distress" tribal migration to Gujarat's quartz units | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
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Other states to adopt Raj model on silicosis - Times of India

Other states to adopt Raj model on silicosis - Times of India | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
The Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission's (RSHRC) pioneering efforts to provide solace to silicosis victims in state have garnered appreciation at the national level.
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‘589 MP workers died of silicosis in Gujarat’

‘589 MP workers died of silicosis in Gujarat’ | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
The deceased were among 1,721 people from 743 families hailing from tribal-dominated Dhar, Jhabua and Alirajpur districts who had migrated to Gujarat, claims the study carried out by three NGOs includ...
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A day in the life of a worker at Godhra’s stone crushing factory

A day in the life of a worker at Godhra’s stone crushing factory | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
As he oversees the crushing and packaging of powdered quartz stones, Mahavir hopes his mask will keep out silicosis, the deadly disease that has claimed the lives of several in these factories.
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Stop Silicosis

Run Time 11:28 DOL 1938 In 1938, the US Department of Labor released this film aimed at preventing the occupational disease of silicosis. It was produced in ...
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Silicosis deaths: Supreme Court asks Gujarat to pay Rs 7 crore, pulls up chief of pollution board - The Indian Express | DailyHunt

Silicosis deaths: Supreme Court asks Gujarat to pay Rs 7 crore, pulls up chief of pollution board - The Indian Express | DailyHunt | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
In a rare order, the Supreme Court has issued a bailable warrant against the chief of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) after he did not show up to explain steps taken for preventing death of workers due to silicosis, a lung disease caused by inhalation of dust containing silica. The top court has also directed the Gujarat government to release more than Rs 7 crore as compensation to the families of 238 workers who died due to silicosis after working in Godhra's quartz and stone crushing industries. Issuing the order last week, a bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and Rohinton F Nariman expressed concern over the negligent attitude of the CPCB in addressing the issue of this occupational health hazard although hundreds of people, mostly tribals from Madhya Pradesh, have died due to silicosis while working in Gujarat.
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Silicosis deaths: Ten years later, SC orders Gujarat govt to pay up

Silicosis deaths: Ten years later, SC orders Gujarat govt to pay up | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court ordered the Gujarat government to pay Rs 3 lakh as compensation to the families of each of the 238 people who died of silicosis between 2000 and 2005.
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Respirators Are Not Enough: New Study Examines Worker Exposure to Silica in Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

Respirators Are Not Enough: New Study Examines Worker Exposure to Silica in Hydraulic Fracturing Operations | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it

A new study, “Occupational Exposures to Respirable Crystalline Silica During Hydraulic Fracturing,” found respirable crystalline silica, a human lung carcinogen, to be an occupational exposure hazard for workers at hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations. Researchers also found that the most commonly used type of respirator – the half-mask air-purifying respirator – might not provide enough protection for workers.
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Har approves policy for workers suffering from Silicosis

Read more about Har approves policy for workers suffering from Silicosis on Business Standard. The Haryana government has approved an integrated policy that would provide free treatment, investigations and medicines to workers suffering from Silicosis at ESI and district hospitals and medical colleges in the state.
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Silicosis case: thousands of women could lose out

Silicosis case: thousands of women could lose out | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
Women’s work caring for sick miners is invisible
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Rising silicosis deaths in Bengal a concern

Rising silicosis deaths in Bengal a concern | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
Sitting on the veranda of the cramped mud hut, Morzina Bibi (55) stared blankly when asked about the recent death of her son Zakir Paik (26) due to silicosis, a respiratory disease resulting from accu
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In Rajasthan, thousands of mine workers face a losing battle with silicosis

In Rajasthan, thousands of mine workers face a losing battle with silicosis | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
The state government announced Rs 1 lakh relief for every worker, but has failed to penalise employers.
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Occupational diseases: Doctors conceal facts of diagnosis - The Times of India

Earlier this month, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Jodhpur hosted a conference on occupational health.
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Silicosis deaths: SC directs Gujarat to act against guilty manufacturing units

Silicosis deaths: SC directs Gujarat to act against guilty manufacturing units | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Gujarat government of initiating action against industrial units inspected by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in connection with the case of silicosis victims of Jhabua and Alirajpur in Madhya Pradesh.
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Raj takes a step ahead in fight against silicosis prevention - The Times of India

Raj takes a step ahead in fight against silicosis prevention - The Times of India | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
Rajasthan is among the first states in the country to attempt to put in place proper relief measures for those suffering from silicosis, says Dr M K Devarajan of the state human rights commission.
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‘Give pension to all silicosis patients’ - Times of India

‘Give pension to all silicosis patients’ - Times of India | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
It was a day of discussion on health at the Jawab Do dharna on Tuesday.
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Silicosis-afflicted in losing battle with death - Times of India

Silicosis-afflicted in losing battle with death - Times of India | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
There is a small gathering of silicosis patients at the local temple.
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Silicosis deaths SC refuses to stay warrant against CPCB head

Silicosis deaths SC refuses to stay warrant against CPCB head | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
The counsel, appearing for the CPCB chairperson, argued that June 30 has been fixed as the next date in the matter and hence the execution of the coercive process may be stayed in the meantime.
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Silicosis in Raigarh, India

Watch complete news story of News @ 8:00 PM for getting detailed updates! A leading news channel in Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh, Zee MPCG brings the lates
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