More Iron Range miners stricken with rare lung cancer

“Minnesota health researchers say a rare, deadly cancer has struck 21 additional Iron Range miners, making a total of 101 workers afflicted in the state’s iron ore industry.

The victims, most of whom have died, suffered from a cancer called mesothelioma that affects the lining of the lungs and other organs. It is linked to exposure to asbestos, and research has shown that Minnesota taconite workers get the disease at 2.4 times the rate expected under normal circumstances.”  More…….

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