Posts Tagged ‘Taconite Workers Health Study’

Researchers investigating mesothelioma risk in Wisconsin mining operation in Penokee Range

13 Aug 2013 by Wendi Lewis under News

Grunerite 100x100 Researchers investigating mesothelioma risk in Wisconsin mining operation in Penokee RangeAnother state is investigating the possible link between minerals mining and mesothelioma. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is trying to determine if asbestos-like fibers could be released from iron ore mining or sampling in the Penokee Range. It involves a naturally occurring mineral called grunerite. Grunerite can appear in a fibrous crystal form. (more…)


Minnesota taconite mine study confirms link to mesothelioma

17 Apr 2013 by Wendi Lewis under News, Research/Treatment

minnesota iron range 100x100 Minnesota taconite mine study confirms link to mesotheliomaThe results of a five-year, $4.9-million study into the link between mining in Minnesota’s Iron Range and mesothelioma provided a mixed bag of results. Scientists confirmed a definite link between the industry and an increased risk of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that has previously been associated exclusively with asbestos exposure. But the study does not adequately answer the question of “why” or “how.” (more…)