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Coal's Deadly Dust - A Resurgence in Black Lung Disease

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Title:

Coal's Deadly Dust - A Resurgence in Black Lung Disease

URL:

https://thinktv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/fln37cdd-soc-blacklung/a-resurgence-in-black-lung-disease-coals-deadly-dust/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

Learn how the recent resurgence of progressive massive fibrosis, the most severe form of “black lung” disease, in miners across Appalachia has been linked to the failure of coal-mine regulations to limit silica dust levels in these excerpts from Coal’s Deadly Dust | FRONTLINE, in partnership with NPR.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.8.3) Work cooperatively as an advocate for improving personal and community health.

Examples: student-led events, community fundraisers, national events, signing a pledge to abstain from alcohol

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.1.1) Research the history of disease in the world.

a. Identify causes of major outbreaks and epidemics in the history of the world.

b. List major breakthroughs in the prevention and cure of disease.

c. Assess the effects of current health issues on world populations.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.2.1) Examine the health challenges facing the world today.

a. Collect statistical data about health issues within various countries.

b. Investigate the influence of family, peers, and culture on possible solutions to world health issues.

c. Examine the links among health, economic development, media, and technology.

d. Research how disparities in socio-economic status can adversely affect health and access to health care globally.

e. Analyze the roles and responsibilities of government and non-governmental organizations in achieving global health.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
World Health
WH.5.2) Examine barriers that hinder decision-making skills related to world health issues.

Examples: politics, religious beliefs, culture

Tags: black lung, disease, environment
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This video is accompanied with background reading on the topic of Black Lung and the coal industry.

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Author: Michelle Frye