Mesothelioma: Northeastern Minnesota - Minnesota Department of Health

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Mesothelioma: Northeastern Minnesota

Recent Activities

  • Mesothelioma in Northeastern Minnesota.
    Presentation by MDH Commissioner Dr. Sanne Magnan to Range Medical Society, Sept. 26, 2008.

Facts about Mesothelioma in Taconite Miners

MDH Reports and Newsletters

  • Investigation of Exposures to Commercial  Asbestos in Northeastern Minnesota Iron Miners Who Developed Mesothelioma.
  • Mesothelioma in Northeastern Minnesota and Two Occupational Cohorts: 2007 Update (PDF) (December 7, 2007)
  • Exposures to Commercial Asbestos in Northeastern Minnesota Iron Miners Who Developed Mesothelioma. (November 25, 2003)
  • Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

  • On February 28, 2008, the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced new lowered exposure limits for asbestos for the mining industry. The final rule lowers the permissible exposure limits for asbestos from 2 fibers per cubic centimeter (f/cc) to 0.1 f/cc, a 20-fold reduction. The new lowered exposure limits are now the same as OSHA limits. The final rule is effective April 29th, 2008.

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