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New mine dust lung disease information now available

Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) shares information on reported mine dust lung disease (MDLD) cases on the Queensland Government website. RSHQ has updated this website to provide further information about reported cases.

RSHQ is committed to disseminating health surveillance learnings to industry, including trends in MDLD cases reported each year. The information published on the website is based on reports of MDLD received from a range of sources. It will reflect reported instances of disease diagnosed through the mandatory respiratory health surveillance for the mineral mine and quarry workers that was introduced in 2020.
.The new information is available here.
Reported cases include MDLD diagnosed through the free lung checks available to former and retired Queensland mines and quarry workers. Current and former workers and their families can find out more about respiratory screening services, community support, compensation and free psychological counselling by contacting the Mine Dust Health Support Service on 1300 445 715.
For more information on disease types, detection and assistance available please visit Miners’ Health Matters.

Further information

Website: Mine dust lung diseases
Contact email:  
Contact phone: (07) 3199 7967

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