A film sponsored by the National Union of Mineworkers. For most of the working lives miners were given periodic chest Xrays to check the health of their lungs.

In a letter sent to the miners homes it would state “No Significant Change”. That became the common phrase used in a miners X-Ray results.

NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE .. Was meant to indicate you’re OK and the coal dust hasn’t affected your lungs or your breathing.

But today many miners do suffer with chronic breathing problems. A common factor contributed from many years working underground and breathing in coal dust.

Benefit claims for Industrial diseases such as Chronic Bronchitis or Emphysema are strictly regulated by the Department of Work and Pensions.