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Dust Leads to Deadly Lung Disease in India

Young boy in a dusty brink making area.In India’s Rajasthan desert, the work of mining sandstone can be lethal. Silicosis, a slow, irreversible loss of lung function, is easily preventable with masks, but workers wear little protection in the blazing heat. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how neglect, social indifference and poor education mean that laws for workers’ safety are rarely enforced.


 

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