Category Archives: mining

“Not every public health disaster can be described in numbers”

South African miners face the highest incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) in the world – 7,000 cases per 100,000 people/year or 1,400 times the incidence of TB that exists in Western countries. Over 98% of mine workers never receive compensation for … Continue reading

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Asbestos: Death, made in Canada

Asbestos, a group of minerals that became popular because of their tensile strength and usefulness in cement and road construction, is now a known cancer-causing agent. Despite this, the World Health Organization estimates that 125 million people world-wide remain exposed … Continue reading

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