Keyword: Black Lung Disease

Reports show direction for fighting black lung disease

A seminar on the needs and solutions for patients with pneumoconiosis (black lung disease) was held on January 13 in Beijing by the “Love Save Pneumoconiosis” and the Center of Public Policy Research at the China University of Political Science and Law. The latest publications on the issue, “Report on Patients with Pneumoconiosis in China (2018)” and “Report on Pneumoconiosis around the World” were announced at the seminar. Largely due to dereliction of duty by the government and employers, there are around six million patients with pneumoconiosis in China, with an annual increase of 30,000 people. Pneumoconiosis accounts for 90% of occupational disease cases, and more than 90% of the patients …read more