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Silicosis Affects Indian Mine Workers

by Bidita Debnath on May 5, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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 Silicosis Affects Indian Mine Workers

Parliament was informed that silicosis is one of the most common diseases that affects Indian mine workers.

Minister of State for Labour and Employment K. Suresh said in the Lok Sabha that elaborate precautions were taken to control dust pollution and to provide adequate ventilation.

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"These provisions are rigorously followed up during inspections and enquiries and corrective measures are initiated wherever required," the minister said.

But he admitted that no specific study had been conducted regarding the health of the workers engaged in mining.

Source: IANS
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