Is it possible to contract asthma if you work in a gold mine?
Yes, just like coal miners (coal miners have a high rate of lung
related diseases.) Not everyone that works in a gold mine will get
asthma. It can be the dust or something in the dirt or dust. If you
find it hard to breath, are coughing and short of breath then you
are going to have to use proper filtering systems on your face and
if you can't do that then all the gold in the world isn't worth
what you will suffer.