Various preventable occupational pulmonary diseases are associated with exposure to respirable particles of crystalline silica and other silicate materials, one of which is talc (hydrous magnesium silicate). The study , conducted by the Workers Compensation Research Institute, examined workers’ compensation claims for more than 21,000 Kentucky workers with new injuries in 2011-13, and nearly 91,000 prescriptions associated with those claims, says the news release.
Cerel told Horn that there is never just one factor that leads a person to attempt suicide, but one study found that teens who had attempted suicide reported that the most common reason was a recent break-up, regardless of the length of the relationship.
It found that Appalachia has a higher death rate than the rest of the nation – by at least 10 percent – in seven of Americas leading causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, injury, stroke, diabetes and suicide.
Examining detailed information on causes of death, including external causes, along with industry and occupation of decedents, is essential for identifying silicosis deaths associated with occupational exposures and reducing misclassification of silicosis mortality.
The state health department also offers safety tips for those who will be spending the day outdoors while waiting on the eclipse, including: stay hydrated and drink plenty of water; avoid drinking alcohol, which causes you to lose fluid; wear light colored, loose fitting clothes and a hat; apply and reapply sunscreen throughout the day with at at least a SPF 15 rating; use an Environmental Protection Agency-registered insect repellent, and keep your hands washed to avoid spreading germs.