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Health risk effects from prolonged talc exposure not conclusive

By: Yolandi Booyens While studies have confirmed a link between talc exposure and lung disease, a direct link with lung cancer has not yet been confirmed, says occupational health and hygiene provider Boletshe OHH Solutions owner and principal Occupational Hygienist Mohlabani Jan Mepha. Some studies suggest a slight... 

Platinum health risk study due to be published by year-end

By: Yolandi Booyens Pathologists at the South African National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) have examined the hearts and lungs of more than 100 000 mineworkers to date, including almost 13 000 platinum mineworkers. The results of research on the health effects of platinum mining should be published... 

Lung-diseased gold miners start UK legal action against Anglo  

By: Martin Creamer London law firm Leigh Day & Co has begun proceedings in the London High Court against Anglo American South Africa, as the Johannesburg-registered wholly owned subsidiary of London-based Anglo American plc. Lawyer Richard Meeran, who addressed a media conference in Johannesburg, says that the... 

Hearing loss, nutrition and dust-control under investigation

By: candice haase Research body CSIR Miningtek’s Occupational Health Research Area (OH RA) focuses on two broad areas within the field of occupational health and hygiene. 

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