Finweek English Edition - - INSIGHT: LOCAL -

MIN­ERS’ UN­DER­GROUND TIME Gold min­ers, be­cause of their long-term ex­po­sure to sil­ica-dust deep un­der­ground, are highly prone to de­vel­op­ing sil­i­co­sis with at­ten­dant TB (la­tent or ac­tive). Gold min­ers make up 32% of all min­ers in the coun­try. De­bate in min­ing med­i­cal cir­cles cur­rently cen­tres on whether leg­is­la­tion should re­quire min­ing houses to limit the num­ber of years a worker spends un­der-

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