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Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work

{true story} Coal miner Lee Hipshire in 1976, shortly after emerging from a mine in Logan County, W. Va. at the end of his shift. At age 36, he had worked 26 years underground. A few years later, Lee took early retirement because of pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. He died at 57.

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vintage BLACK LUNG DISH ceramic novelty

vintage BLACK LUNG DISH ceramic novelty. Id have it on the patio as an ashtray for smokers

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Nigella sativa (black seed) seed oil kills up to 89% of lung cancer cells. It is a powerful herb used for 1,000's of years in traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic, Unani & Arabic medicine. Its potent anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties. Black seed taken daily can decrease insulin resistance helping type 2 diabetes. Thymoquinone, found in the seed, is superior for asthma issues & can protect brain tissue from radiation-induced nitrosative stress.

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As Mine Protections Fail, Black Lung Cases Surge

A lung from a coal miner with advanced coal workers' pneumoconiosis, or black lung.

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"Retired Coal Miner Ed Austin with Some of His 20 Children in Fireco, West Virginia, near Beckley. The 64-Year-Old Worked in the Mines From 1925 to 1956. He Receives Black Lung Payments and a United Mine Workers Pension" Taken 04/1974 Love this photo! My grandpa was a coal miner and he lived in Fireco, WV for a while.

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As Mine Protections Fail, Black Lung Cases Surge

Mark McCowan, 47, was diagnosed with the worst stage of black lung only five years after an X-ray showed he had no sign of the disease.

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