Singing With New Lungs In ‘The Encore’

Singing With New Lungs In ‘The Encore’
September 30, 2017
http://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2017/09/30/554533925/singing-with-new-lungs-in-the-encore

Some of the great roles for sopranos are often compellingly fragile — and disarmingly forceful – women: Gilda, the favored daughter in Rigoletto; Violeta, the doomed love in La Traviata.

Charity Tillemann-Dick … had two double-lung transplant operations

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Controlling silica dust

Tighter, Controversial Silica Rules Aimed At Saving Workers’ Lungs
March 24, 2016
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/24/471585412/tighter-controversial-silica-rules-aimed-at-saving-workers-lungs

About 2.3 million people in the U. S. are exposed to fine grains of silica on the job; inhaling the dust is one of the oldest known workplace hazards. Silica, which is basically sand, scars the lungs, causing diseases like silicosis and cancer.