Chronic Illnesses and Challenges

China: A Dying Miner's Dream

Gold miner He Quangui is dying from silicosis. He records a message to Chinese President Xi Jinping, who called on Chinese citizens to leave their homes and work in mines.

Poland: Coal's Deadly Toll

Poland gets almost 90 percent of its power and much of its heat by burning coal. What is this heavily polluting fuel doing to the nation’s health?