Black Lung Exhibit Opens in Morgantown
Written by Tyler Hawn
Last updated on November 09, 2013 @ 6:03PM
Created on November 09, 2013 @ 4:54PM
For the past few weeks here on 5 News, we've been telling you all about what coal miner's face with the threat of black lung disease.
A new exhibit that opened in Morgantown hopes to help people understand the challenges of living with it.
5 News spoke with the organizers of the exhibit, and she wants coal miners to know that black lung disease is preventable, as long as they take the first step.
"A lot of people think it's a disease of the past, and it's not. It's still occurring, it's on the rise, and we're trying to do those screenings to help people not get the disease, or when they do, help them treat it," said Anita Wolfe, NIOSH Public Health Analyst.
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