Jul 29th 2022
Funding boosts dust lung disease research efforts in Queensland
The fight against occupational dust lung diseases has received a major boost after the Queensland Government announced it will dedicate more than $3 million to medical research to prevent these diseases.
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said the Palaszczuk Government had promised to invest $5m of medical research into occupational dust lung diseases after the elections.
“The Palaszczuk Government is proud of our strong record to protect the health and safety of Queensland workers, but we always want to do more,” Ms Grace said.
“These lung diseases are preventable and have limited treatment options, particularly where a worker has advanced disease.
“That’s why we committed at the election to fund research: to help prevent these diseases, to pick them up earlier in affected workers, and to find more and better effective treatments.
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