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Exposure assessment for roofers exposed to silica during installation of roof tiles.

Authors
Hall-RM; Achutan-C; Sollberger-R; McCleery-RE; Rodriguez-M
Source
J Occup Environ Hyg 2013 Jan; 10(1):D6-D10
NIOSHTIC No.
20041821
Abstract
Occupational exposure to silica in the construction industry has been well documented, and respirable crystalline silica (quartz and cristobalite) has been associated with silicosis, lung cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, and airway diseases. These concerns prompted a local construction union to request assistance from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for health hazard evaluations concerning exposures to dust and silica among roofers in Phoenix, Arizona. In response to these requests, NIOSH performed field studies to evaluate roofers' exposures to silica.
Keywords
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-materials; Construction-workers; Roofers; Roofing-industry; Silica-dusts; Quartz-dust; Case-studies; Silicosis; Hazardous-materials; Respiratory-system-disorders; Exposure-assessment
Contact
Ronald M. Hall, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226
CODEN
JOEHA2
CAS No.
7631-86-9; 14808-60-7
Publication Date
20130101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
RMHall@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
B20121218D
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1545-9624
NIOSH Division
DART
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
OH; NE; PA
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