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NIOSH hazard controls HC30 - control of drywall sanding dust exposures.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1999 Jun; :1-3
NIOSHTIC No.
20000215
Abstract
Construction workers who sand drywall joint compound are often exposed to high concentrations of dusts and, in some cases, respirable silica. Drywall joint compounds are made from many ingredients (i.e., talc, calcite, mica, gypsum, silica). Some of these have been associated with varying degrees of eye, nose, throat, and respiratory tract irritation. Over time, breathing the dust from drywall joint compounds may cause persistent throat and airway irritation, coughing, phlegm production, and breathing difficulties similar to asthma. Smokers or workers with sinus or respiratory conditions may risk even worse health problems. When silica is present, workers may also face an increased risk of silicosis and lung cancer.
Keywords
Airborne-dusts; Airborne-particles; Dust-collection; Dust-collectors; Dust-control; Dust-control-equipment; Dust-inhalation; Dust-masks; Dust-measurement; Dust-particles; Dust-suppression; Dusts; Respirators; Respiratory-equipment; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Construction-materials; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Respiratory-system-disorders; Mineral-dusts; Silica-dusts; Construction-Search
CAS No.
13397-24-5; 14807-96-6; 14808-60-7; 471-34-1; 12001-26-2
Publication Date
19990601
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Hazard Control
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 99-113; HC-30
NIOSH Division
DPSE; DSHEFS; EID
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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