21 New Cancer Cases Found In Study Of MinersMinnesota health officials and university researchers say they've found 21 new cases of a rare form of lung cancer called mesothelioma among a group of miners who they've been following since the late 1990s.
Researchers Present Final Report On Taconite RisksA final report to the Legislature on a six-year, $4.9 million University of Minnesota study says the state's taconite workers face higher risks from a rare form of lung cancer called mesothelioma the longer they've worked in the industry or if they've had above-average exposures to certain kinds of dust.
Findings Mixed In Iron Range Lung Cancer StudyUniversity of Minnesota researchers say taconite workers face an increased risk of a rare form of lung cancer, and it's higher the longer they're on the job. But they can't say for certain if dust from the state's iron mining and processing operations causes it.
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