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Rajasthan belatedly wakes up to health crisis among mine workers

Rajasthan belatedly wakes up to health crisis among mine workers | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
Indraram, a stone mine worker from Jodhpur, was first diagnosed as suffering from from silicosis and later was diagnosed as suffering from tuberculosis.
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Photos: Silicosis leaves Rajasthan miners gasping for breath

Photos: Silicosis leaves Rajasthan miners gasping for breath | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
Raj K Raj / HT PhotoWidows of miners who succumbed to silicosis seen at a mining settlement near Jodhpur, Rajasthan. 5307 workers in Rajasthan were diagnosed with silicosis i
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The Forgotten Widows Of Silicosis

In the villages of Karauli district in Rajasthan, the task of extraction of world-famous red sandstone that causes incurable Silicosis, has been killing me
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Silicosis-afflicted patients recount their plight on Day 3 of dharna - Times of India

Silicosis-afflicted patients recount their plight on Day 3 of dharna - Times of India | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
JAIPUR: The Silicosis-afflicted patients recounted their plight on the third day of the ongoing dharna on Wednesday.
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In human experiment, Ontario miners say they paid devastating price – CanadaNewsHunt

In human experiment, Ontario miners say they paid devastating price – CanadaNewsHunt | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
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'It's killing us': Christchurch residents by quarry wear masks due to health risk

'It's killing us': Christchurch residents by quarry wear masks due to health risk | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
"We knew it was toxic – we didn't know how bad, though."
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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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Doctors, health experts and social workers discuss silicosis problem - Times of India

Doctors, health experts and social workers discuss silicosis problem - Times of India | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
JAIPUR: Mine Labourers' Protection Campaign partnered with AIIMS (Jodhpur) to organize a national roundtable on preventable occupational diseases.
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New cases of silicosis in Australia linked to bathroom and kitchen stone products

New cases of silicosis in Australia linked to bathroom and kitchen stone products | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
As a young bricky, Chris Parmangos had no idea silica dust rising from the Sydney sandstone and bricks he worked with would cost him his health.
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In the stone quarries of Madhya Pradesh, lakhs are putting their lungs, limbs and lives at risk

In the stone quarries of Madhya Pradesh, lakhs are putting their lungs, limbs and lives at risk | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
A lack of opportunities is compelling villagers in the arid Vidisha district to take up jobs in mines, many of which are unregulated.
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Silicosis: The shifting sands of compensation for ill gold miners

Silicosis: The shifting sands of compensation for ill gold miners | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
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Over 8,000 silicosis patients in Rajasthan: Former SHRC member - Times of India

Over 8,000 silicosis patients in Rajasthan: Former SHRC member - Times of India | Silicosis - Oldest Occupational Disease | Scoop.it
Former member of Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Dr M K Devarajan in a letter to the chairperson of SHRC has said that the number of those certified positive with silicosis by now, according to knowledgeable sources, is over 8,000.
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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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