CDC’s NIOSH Releases New Video on Black Lung Disease among Coal Miners

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Contact: Media Relations
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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new video demonstrating black lung disease is not confined just to older miners – it is also occurring in younger mine workers. Faces of Black Lung II – The Story Continues shows the personal costs of black lung and how miners can participate in free health screenings.

To access the new video on YouTube:

To receive free copies of the DVD, contact: Melissa Yancheski, 304-285-6090 or via email:

NIOSH is the federal institute that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. For more information about NIOSH visit


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