Minnesota study of Iron Range workers continues

22 Jan 2010 by Wendi Lewis under News, Research/Treatment

minnesota iron range 100x100 Minnesota study of Iron Range workers continuesA recent report on WDIO-DT and WIRT-DT ABC stations 10 and 13 says approximately 1,000 Iron Range miners and their families have been screened as part of an ongoing study into the link between taconite mining and mesothelioma. The study is being directed by the and the Minnesota Department of Health, and funded by the Minnesota State Legislature, which allocated $4.9 million to the project in April 2008.

An investigation into the link between taconite mining – which takes place in what is known as Minnesota’s Iron Range – began when state health officials noted an unusually high incidence of mesothelioma occurring in taconite mine workers. Mesothelioma is traditionally linked only to asbestos exposure. There is a theory that the taconite mineral may contain similar fibers to asbestos mineral.

Researchers began screening workers and their immediate family members in July. According to the news report, researchers say the study is on track. They would like to see about another 1,000 people, however. Analysis of the respiratory is estimated to take another 18 months.

This screening is one part of the comprehensive five-year study. There are four health studies associated with the project, including a mortality study under the direction of the Minnesota Department of Health and related to miner deaths; a cancer rate incidence study; a respiratory health assessment for miners or former miners (and expanded to include spouses or other close family that may have had secondary exposure to taconite dust), and an occupational exposure study.

6 Responses to “Minnesota study of Iron Range workers continues”

  1. mikecrill

    If I may…Taconite???? A New word to me in the world of what to call asbestos.Oh and then of COURSE…There just HAS to be MILLIONS spent/wasted/stolen,etc etc to study this and of course atleast 5 years to spend that/those MILLIONS, just to figure out”Is this asbestos???” And I can assure you MORE money/MILLIONS, will be needed/stolen/given away,etc etc. to ask,DUHHHH WHAT DOES IT DO. You get my point here.What this asbestos fiber has become is a MILLION DOLLAR SHAM/RIP OFF,etc etc., at the expense and cost of HUMAN LIFE. In ALL these years, and I am talking about 50 to 70 years AGO, what we know today was known back then.You can read that again.In the 60's WR Grace tested Libby Tremolite asbestos fibers on Hamsters and they died of Mesothileoma…proving then…THEN that this TREMOLITE from Libby Mt that is killing MILLIONS today causes Meso. Then…THEN.. in the 70s, EPA and OSHA did the same studies and same results, rats died of MESO.They stopped killing rats but continued to kill all of us/me/you/MILLIONS TODAY.Yah, this was done to us.NO accident here.The point I am making here is that over 50 years of knownledge and sickness and death of MILLIONS of people.I am talking about ENTIRE GENERATIONS of family being WIPED OUT ALL by the same thing by the same people who continue to kill more people today by the lies they continue to sell, Libby Mt as safe.A deadly lie.Instead of spending/wasting all this money on something WE ALL KNOW TODAY, spend that/OUR money on relocation of those in death towns and put a freeze on ANY ONE moving into this deadly environment that kills and kills from the air they breathe.Example: Libby Mt +60 Years poisoning+entire town/Latency+Truth+sickness+death +CHILDREN = Stay away.Not a safe place to anything, that breathe.Let me know if Taconite is imported from Mexico,could be a hot spice…With Millions and years to find out…I wont hold my breathe…I will need it.But seriously people,This asbestos has been studied to death and who is stopping this known deadly exposure that continues…like Libby Mt. I tell all to stay away.One more thing,EPA is about How can we downplay the exposure and then How much MONEY can be made. THIS IS what has become of Libby, THIS is what has become of asbestos…Does any one disagree with me on this?.Who gives a rats ass killing more people.No one cared in the 40/50 years WE all were knowingly poisoned/killed/murdered.Send ME $500 Thousand and I bet I can answer all your questions about asbestos…specially Tremolite.I am not kidding. Then spend the rest of those millions on taking care of my children.That Generation is beginning to need help as my Generation heads for the gate where my dad and mom Generation awaits us all.Amen.

  2. mikecrill

    Another Libby Mt waking up to the truth/Latency to something that was done to them.The wheels on this bus go round and round and round. Where it ends…I wish I knew as you do too. Stay away from Libby is like saying stay away from Iron Range. Not only saves lives but also ends Generations of sickness till death…..Thank you and God Bless ALL of you of Iron Range. I feel your pain…

  3. mikecrill

    If I may…Taconite???? A New word to me in the world of what to call asbestos.Oh and then of COURSE…There just HAS to be MILLIONS spent/wasted/stolen,etc etc to study this and of course atleast 5 years to spend that/those MILLIONS, just to figure out”Is this asbestos???” And I can assure you MORE money/MILLIONS, will be needed/stolen/given away,etc etc. to ask,DUHHHH WHAT DOES IT DO. You get my point here.What this asbestos fiber has become is a MILLION DOLLAR SHAM/RIP OFF,etc etc., at the expense and cost of HUMAN LIFE. In ALL these years, and I am talking about 50 to 70 years AGO, what we know today was known back then.You can read that again.In the 60's WR Grace tested Libby Tremolite asbestos fibers on Hamsters and they died of Mesothileoma…proving then…THEN that this TREMOLITE from Libby Mt that is killing MILLIONS today causes Meso. Then…THEN.. in the 70s, EPA and OSHA did the same studies and same results, rats died of MESO.They stopped killing rats but continued to kill all of us/me/you/MILLIONS TODAY.Yah, this was done to us.NO accident here.The point I am making here is that over 50 years of knownledge and sickness and death of MILLIONS of people.I am talking about ENTIRE GENERATIONS of family being WIPED OUT ALL by the same thing by the same people who continue to kill more people today by the lies they continue to sell, Libby Mt as safe.A deadly lie.Instead of spending/wasting all this money on something WE ALL KNOW TODAY, spend that/OUR money on relocation of those in death towns and put a freeze on ANY ONE moving into this deadly environment that kills and kills from the air they breathe.Example: Libby Mt +60 Years poisoning+entire town/Latency+Truth+sickness+death +CHILDREN = Stay away.Not a safe place to anything, that breathe.Let me know if Taconite is imported from Mexico,could be a hot spice…With Millions and years to find out…I wont hold my breathe…I will need it.But seriously people,This asbestos has been studied to death and who is stopping this known deadly exposure that continues…like Libby Mt. I tell all to stay away.One more thing,EPA is about How can we downplay the exposure and then How much MONEY can be made. THIS IS what has become of Libby, THIS is what has become of asbestos…Does any one disagree with me on this?.Who gives a rats ass killing more people.No one cared in the 40/50 years WE all were knowingly poisoned/killed/murdered.Send ME $500 Thousand and I bet I can answer all your questions about asbestos…specially Tremolite.I am not kidding. Then spend the rest of those millions on taking care of my children.That Generation is beginning to need help as my Generation heads for the gate where my dad and mom Generation awaits us all.Amen.

  4. mikecrill

    Another Libby Mt waking up to the truth/Latency to something that was done to them.The wheels on this bus go round and round and round. Where it ends…I wish I knew as you do too. Stay away from Libby is like saying stay away from Iron Range. Not only saves lives but also ends Generations of sickness till death…..Thank you and God Bless ALL of you of Iron Range. I feel your pain…

  5. Keith D'elia

    Mining is only one of the high risk jobs that put you in danger of developing asbestos diseases:
    http://www.weitzlux.com/Asbestos-risk-occupations_1962762.html

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