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A worker at the National Institute of Occupational Health(NIOH) moves the lungs and heart of a former miner. All of the buckets in this room contain the organs of ex-miners. By law any person who worked in a mine in South Africa has a right to have his lungs and heart examined for occupational lung disease in order to see if the worker's family should get compensation. The process can take up to 6 years. South African Gold miners are particularly vulnerable to contracting TB because of the small, poorly ventilated work and living conditions, high rates of HIV and high rates of silicosis, a lung disease often found in miners that increases the chance of having active TB.
- David Rochkind
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- TB in Gold Miners / South Africa