black lung http://apr.org en Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work http://apr.org/post/documenting-dirty-jobs-miners-work When I was little, my mom bought me a book of photos:<strong> </strong>Lewis Hine's <em><em>Kids at Work</em></em>, a softcover volume made for kids my age at the time. Seeing images of <a href="http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/nclc/01500/01581r.jpg">barefoot boys</a> in cotton mills and <a href="http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/nclc/00000/00003r.jpg">toddlers picking fruit</a> was my first encounter with the power of photography. I couldn't believe kids my age worked so hard — and in such dangerous conditions.<p>That book was a souvenir from a trip to a Pennsylvania coal mine. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 19:49:28 +0000 National Public Radio 14282 at http://apr.org Documenting 'Dirty' Jobs: Miners At Work Surface Coal Miners At Risk For Black Lung http://apr.org/post/surface-coal-miners-risk-black-lung <em>This story is part of an <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=156453033" target="_blank">investigation</a> into how federal regulators and the mining industry are failing to protect coal miners from the excessive toxic coal mine dust that causes black lung</em>.<p>The concern about black lung isn't just focused on coal miners working underground. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:07:19 +0000 Howard Berkes 14269 at http://apr.org What Is Black Lung? http://apr.org/post/what-black-lung An <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=155978300">investigation</a> by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity found federal regulators and the mining industry are failing to protect miners from the excessive toxic coal mine dust that causes black lung. The disease is now being diagnosed in younger miners and evolving more quickly to complicated stages.<p><h3>Progression Of The Disease</h3><p>Coal workers' pneumoconiosis, or black lung, is a disease caused by inhaling coal mine dust. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:05:58 +0000 Howard Berkes 14268 at http://apr.org What Is Black Lung?