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What physicians need to know about occupational silicosis and silica exposure sources.

Authors
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS), Occupational Disease and Injury Services, Occupational Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Program
Source
Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS), 1998 Aug; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20043742
Abstract
Certain Workers Are At Risk of Developing Silicosis Crystalline silica is found in many common materials. When these materials are made into a fine dust in work activities, the inhalation and deposition of these fine particles can produce silicosis over time. Workers in many industries and occupations are at risk, including: . Construction, especially bridge, tunnel, and elevated highway - Wrecking and demolition - Concrete work - Surface mining and quarrying - Underground mining - Stone cutting - Milling stone - Agriculture - Foundry - Ceramics, clay, pottery - Vitreous enameling of china plumbing fixtures - Glass manufacturing - Manufacturing of concrete products and brick - Manufacturing of soaps and detergents - Shipyards, railroads. Other employees who do not work directly with materials containing silica may be exposed as bystanders if they are in the area when crystalline silica containing materials are being used.
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; Airborne-dusts; Silica-dusts; Silicosis; Medical-care; Medical-treatment
CAS No.
14808-60-7; 7631-86-9
Publication Date
19980801
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008338; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-208160
Source Name
What physicians need to know about sccupational silicosis and silica exposure sources.
State
NJ
Performing Organization
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
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