It's a disease that's been around for as long as coal has been mined in the Appalachian Mountains -- Black lung is not a new term, but those working the Black lung program at Stone Mountain Health Services say over the last ten years they've noticed a change. They found younger people are now finding themselves dying from what was once known as 'an old man's disease.'
In this special series, we wanted to know what could be causing this change and how the industry is helping miners react to it.
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