Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus is urging former gold and uranium miners to attend today’s McIntyre Powder Project clinic. The project is looking to establish potential neurological impacts in miners who were forced to breathe aluminium dust between 1943 and 1980. Angus says this is a cause close to his heart, as his grandfather suffered severe neurological impairment after a lifetime of breathing the powder. He says his family has been left with many unanswered questions about the impacts of breathing aluminium dust on his later health problems.
The clinic is running all day today and tomorrow at the Ramada Inn in Timmins. It goes from 8:00am until 8:00pm. Several organizations will be attending such as OHCOW (Occupational Health clinic for Ontario Workers), doctors, nurses, hygienists, USW health and safety coordinators, and the office of the worker advisor.
Walk-ins are welcome. Details on the clinic are on their website.