Danielle Aubin, a Laurentian University student in the master’s program in interdisciplinary health, would like to interview miners for her study “After the dust settles”. The former Elliot Lake resident is investigating the emotional impacts on underground miners required to breathe in the aluminum dust McIntyre Powder before each shift, a practice believed to protect them from the lung disease silicosis.
She would like to interview miners in northeastern Ontario who were exposed to the Powder between 1943 and 1980 for a minimum of one year. All information from the interviews will be kept confidential, and identifying particulars removed from any documents. For more on the project see Elliot Lake Standard (Feb. 7, 2018) and Sudbury.com (Feb. 12, 2018)
The in-depth interviews are to be conducted over the next couple of months, and the study completed by December. If interested or you have questions, please contact the researcher at email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-800-461-4030, ext 3972.