खनन मजदूरों को विशेष रूप से सांस सम्बंधित बीमारियां होती हैं जिसका मुख्य कारण खानों में काम करने के दौरान सिलिका एवं अन्य अयस्कों के महीन कण फेफडों में चले जाते हैं और जाकर जम जाते हैं, जो धीरे धीरे पहले टीबी के रूप में फिर सिलिकोसिस का रूप धारण कर लेते हैं जो कि लाइलाज बीमारी है।
Radioactive waste generated in three government owned mines spurs health fears in eastern Jharkhand state.
Mohit Gupta's insight:
Gadekar said her survey not only shows excess of congenital deformities among those born after the start of mining operations in 1967, but also extremely high levels of chronic lung disease, "quite likely to be silicosis or lung cancer, in the company's mill and mine workers."
Silicosis swallows mine workers in Rajasthan indiatvnews.com Karauli (Rajasthan): For 10 years, Ghanshyam underwent treatment for tuberculosis (TB) as his persistent coughing and chest pain refused to go away.
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China sees drop in new pneumoconiosis cases Chinadaily USA Of the new cases, 13,955 were coal workers and 8,095 were silicosis sufferers, according to figures released by the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
Healthcare body worried over risisng silicosis cases Times of India JAMSHEDPUR: With over 44 silicosis deaths in the last five years and continuous rise in the number of affected patients, the situation has turned rather grim in Musabani block of...
No relief rule for silicosis patients without panel sanction worries activists Times of India JAIPUR: In a bizzare move the Rajasthan Environment Health Administrative Board (REHAB) has decided that mine workers diagnosed with silicosis or...
Life is hard for coal miners in the Pakistani town of Choa Saidan Shah. Deep below ground they begin their day’s work at 7 a.m., hacking away at the coal with pick axes, breaking it up and loading it onto donkeys to be transported to the surface. Labour in the mine is gruelling and comes with great risks, but many of the workers here hope that it will help them build a better future for their families.
States callous to Silicosis problem, need a law: NHRC chief Business Standard National Human Rights Commission Chairperson K G Balakrishnan today observed that states are not serious in dealing with silicosis and pitched for a separate law to...