What are the hazards of mining?

How is mining activity injurious to the health of the miners and environment? Explain.
What are the hazards of mining?


  • The dust and various fumes inhaled by miners make them vulnerable to pulmonary diseases.
  • The risk of collapsing mine roofs, inundation and fires in coal mines are a constant threat to miners.
  • The water resources in the regions get contaminated due to mining.
  • Dumping of waste and slurry leads to degradation of land, soil and increase in stream and river pollution.