Introduction: 'dying for gold': the effects of mineral miningon HIV, tuberculosis, silicosis, and occupational diseases in southern Africa.

@article{Stuckler2013IntroductionF,
  title={Introduction: 'dying for gold': the effects of mineral miningon HIV, tuberculosis, silicosis, and occupational diseases in southern Africa.},
  author={David Stuckler and Sarah Steele and Mark Lurie and Sanjay Basu},
  journal={International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation},
  year={2013},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={639-49}
}
Mineral mining is among the world's most hazardous occupations. It is especially dangerous in southern Africa, where mining activity is a leading cause of HIV and tuberculosis epidemics. Inside mines, silica dust exposure causes long-term pulmonary damage. Living conditions are often substandard; poorly ventilated living quarters facilitate tuberculosis and airborne disease spread, and high rates of alcohol and tobacco use compromise immune responses. Family segregation, a legacy of apartheid's… CONTINUE READING
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