• When the Cure Makes You Sick: Examining the Use and Effects of McIntyre Powder Use in Miners

    Between 1943 and 1980, thousands of miners were forced to inhale McIntyre Powder before entering gold and uranium mines. It was believed that the McIntyre Powder provided prophylactic protection against silicosis of the lungs caused by the high volume of silica produced as part of the mining process. The adverse health effects of McIntyre Powder […]
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