Miners' health matters
Your guide to mine dust lung diseases in Queensland
As a coal mine, mineral mine or quarry worker, you matter to Queensland. So does your health.
Mine dust lung diseases (MDLD) have recently been diagnosed in some of the state’s current and retired mine and quarry workers.
On this website you’ll find essential information about mine dust lung diseases in Queensland – from development and diagnosis to the actions we can take together to prevent future cases.
Are you a former or retired mine or quarry worker?
Phone 1300 445 715 to organise a free lung health check.
What are MDLDs?
Mine dust lung diseases are work related lung conditions caused by long-term exposure to harmful levels of respirable dust.
Mine dust lung diseases can be prevented by reducing exposure to respirable dust. Disease can be caused by breathing in dusts derived from coal, crystalline silica, asbestos and other minerals.
Continued exposure to respirable dust can worsen the symptoms of mine dust lung diseases, which is why early detection is so important.
There is a wide range of support available for Queenslanders with mine dust lung diseases, including compensation. Find out more about your rights at work and where to turn for advice.