Black lung battle has just begun: expert

The battle against black lung in Australia has only just begun as scientists remain very much in the dark on the disease , Melbourne experts warn. Since May last year, Queensland has confirmed 15 cases of Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP), or black lung – a fatal, incurable disease of the lungs thought to have been eradicated 30 years ago. A man who worked in underground longwall mines for 36 years, most recently at the Carborough Downs in Central Queensland, where four other black lung cases have been identified, was diagnosed with CWP earlier this month. The re-emergence of the potentially…
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