Mining Exposures and Health
OHCOW has established an interdisciplinary team as part of its ongoing occupational disease cluster work with McIntyre Powder-exposed mine workers. Exposed miners report multiple diagnoses and/or symptoms related to exposure to McIntyre Powder (aluminum oxide dust) and the mining environment more generally, including cancers, respiratory, neurological, cardiovascular, and other health conditions. OHCOW Medical consultants and Occupational Hygienists completed literature reviews on issues common to groups of miners. Links to the various reports are provided below, and will be updated as new information becomes available.