Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Diesel Exhaust Poses Threat to Miners

The Mine Safety and Health Administration is not enforcing limits on underground diesel emissions, which has infuriated some public health advocates. Miners are being exposed to smoke given off by heavy machinery, which may be causing lung damage, heart disease, and other problems. The dean of the UCLA School of Public Health believes the scientific evidence is clear, but the mining industry has managed to delay the strict exposure limits by questioning the quality of the science. Jim Morris, USA Today 04/04/2006 Read Article: USA Today

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