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Hazard alert: silica.

Authors
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training
Source
Silver Spring, MD: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2012 Mar; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20040594
Abstract
You can be in danger even if you don't see the dust. When you breathe dust that contains silica, the tiny particles damage your lungs. Silicosis can form in your lungs in as little as a few weeks of very high dust exposure. Even breathing small amounts over time can cause disease years later. By the time it gets hard to breathe, you are already sick and there is no cure for silicosis. Silica dust also causes lung cancer, increases your chance of getting tuberculosis, and has been linked to COPD and other illnesses.
Keywords
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Safety-education; Safety-personnel; Safety-programs; Safety-research; Health-programs; Health-science-personnel; Disease-prevention; Work-environment; Worker-health; Training; Education; Silica-dusts; Silicates; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-disorders; Lung-disease; Lung-fibrosis; Lung-cancer; Pulmonary-system-disorders
Contact
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910
CAS No.
7631-86-9; 14808-60-7
Publication Date
20120328
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Construction; Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-009762; B04252012
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Hazard Alert: Silica
State
MD; DC
Performing Organization
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland
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