University of Arizona Receives $1.4 Million Mine Safety Grant

The study will determine the health effects of biodiesel-blend fuels in the mining community and shed light on the beneficial or negative effects on the everyday citizen exposed to biodiesel-blend fuels through vehicular emissions.

Environmental and occupational health researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering received a $1.4 million, three-year grant to compare exposures and health effects from operation of underground mining equipment using diesel and biodiesel-blend fuels. The grant is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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