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Queensland starts dust-related disease register

PNEUMOCONIOSIS, silicosis and other occupational dust diseases are to be recorded on the Queensland Health Notifiable Dust Lung Disease Register under changes to the state’s Public Health Act 2005 and Public Health Regulation 2018.

Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham.

Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham.

Under the changes, doctors who are specialists in occupational and respiratory medicine are required to report cases of occupational dust lung diseases to the Queensland Health Notifiable Dust Lung Disease...

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