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Silicosis: learn the facts!

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 2004 Aug; :1-20
NIOSHTIC No.
20025613
Abstract
Do you work in construction or do abrasive blasting? If so, here are some important facts you need to know: Since 1968, more than 14,000 workers in the U.S. have died from a disease called silicosis. In the U.S. each year more than 200 workers die with this disease while hundreds more become disabled. Many workers with silicosis are only in their thirties; some are as young as 22 years old. Many of them are unable to take care of themselves and their families. What is silicosis and how can you avoid or prevent it? This booklet will give you information about silicosis, what causes it, the symptoms, and the ways you can avoid developing the disease. This publication is duel printed in both English and Spanish.
Keywords
Silica-dusts; Silicon-compounds; Respiratory-system-disorders; Respirable-dust; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Pulmonary-disorders
Publication Date
20040801
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
PB2005-101080
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2004-108
NIOSH Division
HELD
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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