Northern Ontario Business: McIntyre Powder serves as ‘cautionary tale’ about workplace toxins, says researcher

“In June, in response to the findings, the WSIB officially adjusted the guidelines it uses to weigh the compensation claims submitted by miners who developed Parkinson’s disease after being exposed to the powder. The WSIB says it now ‘recognizes Parkinson’s disease resulting from occupational exposure to McIntyre Powder as an occupational disease.’ Claims will be assessed on a case-by-case basis based on factors including where the miner worked, at what time, and whether they were exposed to the powder before developing Parkinson’s disease.”

Article: McIntyre Powder serves as ‘cautionary tale’ about workplace toxins, says researcher
Author: Lindsay Kelly
Date: July 16, 2020