Miners sought for study on COPD and workplace compensation

A woman carrying out a study for her PHD is looking for miners who developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after working as an underground miner in Northern Ontario.

Sherry Mongeau is looking for voluntary participants to take part in a research study that will contribute to her PhD in occupational illness through the School of Rural and Northern Health at Laurentian University.

She says the focus will be about the participants and their stories, their journey through COPD as an occupational disease and their experiences with the compensation process.

COPD is a group of lung diseases that make it difficult for people to breathe because their airways have been narrowed and includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Mongeau would like to hear from prospective participants by April 30 aiming to have her thesis defended by May 2022.

For more information on the study, or to register as a participant, contact Sherry at 705-561-2158 or smongeau@laurentian.ca.

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