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Silica dust can cause both fibrosis of the lung and lung cancer. It is a common exposure with construction, demolition, road work, gravel/quarry work, and stone counter fabrication. Controls such as wetting when cutting materials are effective ways to reduce worker exposure.
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- Health Effects of Exposure to Silica Dust
- 1938 Video addressing the Hazards of Silica
- A clear message on the health effects of silica
- Typical Exposures to Silica
- Medical Screening for Silica Workers
- Importance of Local Exhaust Ventilation on Tools
- Criteria of Vacuum Cleaners for Silica Control
- Worker Decontamination Booth