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WELSH DISTRICTS BACK STUDY ON OPEN CAST MINING AND CHILDHOOD ASTHMA

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The first research project to establish if there is a link between open cast mining and asthma in children is being...
The first research project to establish if there is a link between open cast mining and asthma in children is being organised by Neath Borough Council with the support of the Council of Welsh Districts.

West Glamorgan CC, Swansea and Lliw Valley district councils and the local health authority are all backing the project which will compared both the air quality and respiratory health of children in three schools in varying locations.

In each school, 120 children aged between eight and ten will be monitored through tests over a period of six months.

The project, which will cost £100,000, has been organised because a new application for large scale open cast mining in the Neath district has been submitted to the county council for approval.
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