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New Research Uncovers Makeup of Mcintyre Powder, Inhaled by Underground Miners for Decades

Date 2019-09-20
URL https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/research-mcintyre-powder-makeup-1.5290113

Abstract

Before each shift between the 1940s and 1970s, underground miners in northern Ontario breathed in a substance they thought was protecting their lungs, but none of them knew what exactly was in McIntyre Powder. Until now. --Website description.