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Respirable crystalline silica exposures during tuck pointing.

Authors
Heitbrink-WA; Flesch-JP
Source
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2000 Oct; 15(10):732-733
NIOSHTIC No.
20020694
Abstract
Silicosis is a deadly lung disease. Construction workers may get sick with silicosis if they breathe in too much respirable crystalline silica, a fine, sandy dust. Silicosis may take 10 or more years to develop when workers are exposed daily to low concentrations of silica dust. However, when exposures to silica are very high, symptoms can occur after only a few weeks to four to five years. To prevent silicosis, researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) urge construction workers to protect themselves from dust exposure when doing construction work, especially tuck pointing.
Keywords
Silica-dusts; Occupational-exposure; Dust-exposure; Epidemiology; Risk-analysis; Industrial-hygiene; Dose-response; Case-studies; Job-analysis; Construction-workers; Construction-industry
CODEN
AOEHE9
Publication Date
20001001
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
10
ISSN
1047-322X
NIOSH Division
DPSE; EID
Source Name
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
OH
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