Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Miner-with-Black-Lung-in-Appalachia-27MDHU3JU1.htmlConceptually similarMiner with Black Lung in AppalachiaGP11PWCompleted★★★★Health Care in AppalachiaGP11PLCompleted★★★★Black Lung Disease in AppalachiaGP02F8UCompleted★★★★Black Lung Disease in AppalachiaGP11PTCompleted★★★★★★Miner with Black Lung in AppalachiaGP02F8BCompleted★★★★Miner with Black Lung in AppalachiaGP11PYCompleted★★★★Miner with Black Lung in AppalachiaGP02FAHCompleted★★★★Miner with Black Lung in AppalachiaGP02F8CCompleted★★★★Miner with Black Lung in AppalachiaGP02FAJCompleted★★★★View AllGP11PXMiner with Black Lung in AppalachiaA former coal mine supervisor suffering from black lung disease with the oxygen tank that helps him breathe. Health care is an unaffordable luxury in McDowell County, West Virginia. Around 75% of people here have little to no health insurance, some have no access at all. McDowell County has some of the highest rates of diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and respiratory problems in the entire U.S. It is also one of the poorest counties in the U.S.Locations:Appalachian Mountains-North America-United States of America-West VirginiaDate:26 Oct, 2008Credit:© GreenpeaceMaximum size:667px X 1000pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Coal mining-Elderly-Equipment-Full length-Health-Houses-Illness-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Men-Miners-One personShoot:Health Impacts on West Virginia Coal MinersA documentation on retired miners suffering from Black Lung and other lung diseases. They have been denied benefits for Black Lung Disease and are dying from the impacts of breathing coal dust.