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Your Health: August 23, 2013 Black lung testing

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     Today, coal-miners are being screened for black lung disease.
      Birmingham Health Care is conducting the screenings for miners and those retired from the mines.
     A study from the U.S. Department of Labor says more than 30,000 coal miners in Alabama have reported black lung.
     The tests check for dust in your lungs, how you breath and how long you can hold your breath.
     They are taking place at the Residence Inn off Lakeshore Parkway.
      The black lung testing for coal miners is going on now until 5:00 this evening.
    

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