Individualized Holistic Health Care: Black Lung Disease- THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF BREATHIN...: My town Vasco-da-Gama is being ravaged by coal dust. The Indian port town of Goa is a major ore and coal handling hub.
Dr Valerian has written an excellent expose on the effects of dust from coal burning on the respiratory system of people living near these activities.
We need more of these excellent articles highlighting the many problems associated with the need for energy and the use of natural resources in a destructive manner to the environment and all living organisms.
It sounds as if the situation in India matches similar environmental impacts of coal pollution in China. The increase of China Air Pollution Linked to Asthma and In Increased Suicide Rate http://bit.ly/nl1Cap
You can also find some resource material about dust in lungs and silicosis in the article written after the Haiti Earthquake, when dust posed risks to human health. http://bit.ly/R0Qjfx