15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Child health in the coal mine
The children living near opencast coal mining sites are affected by acute and chronic respiratory health. Children in opencast communities are exposed to a small but significant amount of additional PM10 to which the opencast sites are a measurable contributor. Past and present respiratory health of children was similar, but GP consultations for respiratory conditions are higher in opencast communities.
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