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Dry cutting & grinding is risky business.

Authors
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS), Public Health Services Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health, Occupational Health Service, Occupational Health Surveillance Program
Source
Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS), 2006 Jan; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20043738
Abstract
That cloud of dust you see when a worker cuts or grinds concrete, brick, or stone is not just harmless dust ... It contains crystalline silica ... and IT CAN KILL. Most crystalline silica is in the form of quartz. Common sand is almost 100% quartz. Fine particles created by cutting and grinding can get deep into the lungs. Most concrete and masonry products contain large amounts of sand. When you inhale the dust, silica particles scar your lungs, causing a disabling, irreversible, and incurable lung disease called silicosis. The good news is that silicosis is 100% preventable. You can work with silica-containing materials in ways that do not result in exposure to dust.
Keywords
Respiratory-system-disorders; Respiration; Pulmonary-system; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Pulmonary-function; Diseases; Humans; Men; Women; Public-health; Risk-factors; Employee-exposure; Employees; Employee-health; Exposure-levels; Risk-factors; Health-hazards; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Hazards; Sensitization; Silicosis; Silicon-compounds; Silicates; Milling-industry; Grinding-mills; Grinding-equipment
CAS No.
14808-60-7; 7631-86-9
Publication Date
20060101
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008338; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-208160
Source Name
Dry cutting & grinding is risky business
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
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