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New federal rule targets hazardous silica dust in mining

New federal rule targets hazardous silica dust in mining

The recent initiative by U.S. federal authorities introduces stringent measures to combat the exposure of miners to dangerous silica dust, a move set to prompt significant health surveillance advancements in the mining industry. It could also increase understanding of health impacts among workers in metal mining connected to the energy transition.

Hannah Northey reports for E&E News.

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Lung conditions will be made worse by climate change, say researchers

Respiratory experts are calling on governments to reduce emissions and improve air quality, reports Danny Halpin in the Independent.

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Neil Vora: ‘The Last of Us’ is right. Our warming planet is a petri dish

Scientists like me worry that climate change and ecosystem destruction may be creating opportunities for fungal pathogens to grow more infectious, spread over larger distances and reach more people.

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Dona Upson: The government is this close to reining in some of the worst air pollution

As a doctor, my ability to help my patients is limited by the air they breathe. To prevent others from suffering not just in New Mexico, but in all the states, we need stronger standards to minimize the most dangerous types of pollution.

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New study finds Central Appalachian miners at highest risk of dying from lung diseases

Central Appalachian coal miners including those in Virginia are over eight times more likely than the general population to die from respiratory diseases.
After the storm, the mold: Warming is worsening another costly disaster

After the storm, the mold: Warming is worsening another costly disaster

Mold in homes is a costly crisis that often accompanies hurricanes and flooding, and climate change is amplifying the rain that feeds outbreaks.
Can fire smoke cause lung cancer?

Can fire smoke cause lung cancer?

And how does the risk compare with inhaling smoke from cigarettes?