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Coal's Deadly Dust - History of Coal-Mine Regulation

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Title:

Coal's Deadly Dust - History of Coal-Mine Regulation

URL:

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

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: 7
7.1.3) Determine barriers to practicing healthy behaviors.

Examples: lack of finances, access to health services, social support

a. Examine how nutritional choices and psychological issues may lead to eating disorders.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.2.2) Explain how communities can affect personal health practices and behaviors.

Examples: public policies regarding water pollution, air quality, tobacco use

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.2.3) Describe how the media can send mixed messages about health.

Examples: advertisements concerning tobacco, alcohol, and nutrition

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.5.1) Predict the impact on self and others when making a health-related decision.

Examples: following a time-management plan, walking to school, limiting caffeine intake, riding with an impaired driver

a. Analyze options as well as outcomes, when pressured by peers to perform illegal acts.

Examples: underage drinking leading to being arrested, injury or death when not wearing a seat belt, riding a motorcycle without a helmet resulting in head injury

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.1) Predict how health literacy and behaviors can affect health status.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.1.5) Analyze the relationship between access to health care and health status.

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Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.5.1) Examine barriers that can hinder healthy decision-making.

Examples: peer pressure, cultural pressures, socio-economic status

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
Leaders in Health Advocacy
HA.7.1) Analyze the role of individual responsibility for enhancing health.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 10-12
Leaders in Health Advocacy
HA.7.2) Demonstrate a variety of healthy practices and behaviors that will maintain or improve the health of self and peers.

Tags: black lung, coal industry, environment
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Video is accompanied by a reading passage on the history of Black Lung and the coal industry.

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Author: Michelle Frye